Mrs Frayne-Johnson and Miss Smith, our geography leads, welcome you...
Welcome to the Oxley Park Academy geography page. Here you will find information about geography at OPA including our subject pathway, detailing the content taught in each year group and the progression of history throughout a child’s time at OPA. Geography is taught as part of our Doorways and Pathways curriculum. We follow the national curriculum programme of study and build knowledge through our key themes of geographical knowledge, human and physical features as well as environmental geography.
What is Geography?
Geography is the study of the Earth’s landscape, people, places and environments
In school we have three key concepts which are:
- To investigate places—by looking at their location and their human and physical features.
- To investigate patterns— by looking at the relationships between people and the places in which they live and how the resources are used.
- To communicate geographically— by using specific vocabulary and representations when talking about places.
Each year, the children become more skilled in these key concepts, building upon their prior knowledge and understanding. Our intention is that when they leave in Year 6 they are able to talk confidently about places they have studied, recalling key facts, they understand where each place is situated in the world and can use specific vocabulary to compare places around the world.
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