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At Tree Tops Primary Academy, the teaching of Geography enables pupils to develop an understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environment, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. A variety of sources and fieldwork within our local area will develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, enabling them to thrive in understanding the world, as well as their place and role within it. Geography enables pupils to learn about the world, including people, gaining geographical skills that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.


The National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

Each lesson will include live marking (as per the Marking and Feedback Policy). Homework is not formally set in geography but knowledge activities (both written and abstract) are encouraged to enhance enrichment opportunities; these may take the form of (but not limited to) reading geographical books, watching geographical programmes and visiting places of particular interest. High quality teaching responds to the needs of children. An assessment grid (the foundation skills assessment) is used to formally record an overview of progress of each child.

Children will learn about (and make visits to) areas of significant geographical interest such as The Weald of Kent. In addition, they will learn about famous geographers such as William Morris Davis and the knowledge about physical geography that Sir David Attenborough has shared through his work.