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Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?- Michael Palin

We are passionate about developing learners with transferrable skills that understand the importance of sustainability and their impact on the environment.  Practical and exciting lessons and cross- curricular links help bring topics to life.  The use of differentiation ensures all learners are able to access the curriculum and develop as independent learners with a deeper understanding.  


Approach to learning 

At Furzedown, we believe that Geography is best learnt through the exploration of key questions and  an understanding of key knowledge about both human and physical aspects of the world. 

The key disciplines are introduced in the Early Years setting through based with a focus on outdoor learning and then the concepts are built on throughout KS1 and KS2.   


The Geography Curriculum 

At Furzedown, children will participate in a range of Geography topics in each academic year.  The topics are further supported by off-site visits to areas of geographical significance. 

We aim to ensure that: 

  • they are equipped with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources both human and natural 
  • there is a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes  
  • the formation and use of landscapes and environments is understood and experienced
  • they know how the Earth’s features are interconnected and change over time  
  • they ask questions and use evidence to find answers