At Kildwick CE VC primary School we value the individuality of all our children, irrespective of ethnicity, attainment, age, disability, gender or background. We are committed to giving all our children every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards in all that they do, underpinned by our deeply Christian ethos. We do this by taking account of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs. We provide our children with an exciting and creative curriculum, in which many subjects are taught through themes.  This thematic approach to teaching and learning inspires our children and engages them in their learning. We encourage children to be inquisitive learners and ask questions, offering them the opportunity to consolidate and revisit previous learning in order to deepen understanding and create life -long learners. Their achievements, attitudes and well-being matter and we offer them the opportunity to discover their gifts and talents given to them by God and experience ‘life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10).

The Kildwick Geography Curriculum

At Kildwick CE VC Primary, the role of Geography is to develop children’s interest, knowledge and understanding of the wide variety of human and physical features of the local area and the wider world. Geography also enables children to see the interaction between these human and physical features.

Key Stage One follow a 2 year rolling programme to ensure that children are taught all topics through the key stage. In KS1 children learn to locate the UK and continents of the world. Children develop knowledge of the location and features of their local area and begin to compare their local area to localities in other parts of the world.

Key Stage Two follow a one or three year rolling programme, depending on the year group. Each year children first study and develop an understanding of a human or physical feature in depth. They will then apply this understanding when they come to study a country or region of the world later that year, looking at the human or physical feature in the context of that country.

Class 1 & 2 - First Year
Autumn  Our Country
Spring  Kenya
Summer  What a Wonderful World
Class 1 & 2 - Second Year
Autumn Our Local Area
Spring Wonderful Weather
Summer  Seaside
Year 3 / 4 / 5 - First Year
Autumn  
Spring

Spring 1 - Rainforests (climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts)

Spring 2 - Amazon and Brazil (Make link to last topic)

Summer   
Year 3 / 4 / 5 - Second Year
Autumn  
Spring

Spring 1 - Rivers, coasts and the water cycle

Spring 2 - The Uk (Link back to rivers and coasts and look at some UK examples)

Summer   
Year 3 / 4 / 5 - Third Year
Autumn  
Spring

Spring 1  - Volcanoes and Earthquakes 

Spring 2 -  Study of a European region with volcanoes / earthquakes in it (one of:Santorini, Iceland, Italy, Sicily) 

Summer  
Year 6
Autumn   
Spring

Spring 1 - Trade

Spring 2 - China

Summer