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Subject Intent


All children learn what it means to be a great geographer. In the study of geography, it is our intention that all children should acquire key knowledge and achieve mastery of key skills.




In the Early Years within the ‘Understanding the World’ goal, teaching topics are formulated based on the children’s interests. These topics are designed to give opportunities for children to experience and develop interest in geography. In years 1 to 6, the National Curriculum forms the starting point for our planning and provision.


With close observance of the demands of the National Curriculum, there are 5 key skills and area of knowledge that have been identified, which run through the teaching and learning of geography in all year groups. These skills form the basis of what it means to be a great geographer at Dunston. These skills can be summarised as locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography, map skills and fieldwork.