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Our Curriculum


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Mrs Gibbons and Miss Dodd are our school Geography Leaders.

Geography Progression Overview

At Coppice Valley we offer children a knowledge and skills rich geography curriculum.

At Coppice Valley, Geography is taught in blocks throughout the year to immerse children in their learning in order to enable them to know more and remember more. The curriculum is planned in well sequenced, progressive lessons. Each unit begins with an overarching enquiry question. Pupils will be encouraged to ask questions to develop their knowledge and understanding as well as deepen their thinking and consolidate theirs and others point of view. The children will practice using geographical skills, making connections, comparisons, and patterns, then drawing conclusions to be able to answer the enquiry questions posed. In addition to this, the units include elements of relevant and meaningful map work and fieldwork, which supports the learning of the children.The children will begin with studies of their school grounds and immediate local area, progressing to investigating and comparing localities further afield (both within the UK and the rest of the world.) This allows children to gain a sense of pride about where they come from. Children have the opportunity to delve deeper into their learning through a variety of extension activities where they are able to use their geographical skills. 

The Geography Curriculum Aims

To develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant terrestrial and marine places, including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes. 

To understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time. 

To be competent in the geographical skills needed to: 

  • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes 
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs 
  • communicate geographical information in various ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length 

The children develop an understanding of the following disciplinary concepts:

  • Place
  • Space
  • Scale
  • Interdependence
  • Physical and Human Processes
  • Environmental Impact
  • Sustainable Development
  • Cultural Awareness and Diversity


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Coppice Valley Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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