Geography at Randwick



"Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose."

Michael Palin


Geography at Randwick is taught as the main topic for three (half) terms per year, on a two year rolling programme. During the course of each topic, the children take part in a wide range of rich experiences which help bring the topics to life. We visit rivers, museums, convert classrooms to tropical rainforest and take virtual tours, and include fieldwork as often as possible.

Our bespoke knowledge organisers set out the key facts, vocabulary and skills and we assess children against these criteria at the end of the topic. 

Our children experience the wider world in a variety of contexts. They explore other cultures and learn how to respect diversity, co-operate with one another and appreciate what they have. In our lessons, we work to create links to children in Gloucester, Europe and beyond and encourage communication between schools as part of our topics.


 We ensure that children become aware of connections between different areas of geography and there is an emphasis on revisiting previous learning to ensure children are aware of how all the elements of geography fit together.  Our golden threads through Geography are to investigate places (fieldwork, location, finding places on maps and atlases and apps); investigate patterns (similarities and differences, weather patterns, changing places, diversity including the UN Sustainable Development Goals and climate change); communicate geographically (key aspects of human and physical geography, compass directions, vocabulary) and compare places and patterns with Randwick.

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In EYFS, Children can describe their immediate environment using knowledge from observations, discussion, stories, non-fiction texts and maps.  They can explain some similarities and differences between life in this country and life in other countries, drawing on knowledge from stories, non-fiction texts and maps.  They know some similarities and differences between the natural world around them and contrasting environments, drawing on their experiences and what has been read in class.


How to Help at Home

  • Use maps, guides and charts to inform family walks. 
  • When out and about in different environments, talk about the weather, plantlife and animals you spot.
  • Keep diaries and journals including weather trackers, wildlife spotters and travel information. 
  • Talk about the different types of settlements you pass through when on a journey (e.g. village, town and city) and the different types of land use (farmland, woodland etc) - can you spot any pattenrs over time? 
  • Create maps of familiar journeys you may take or make a map of your home or garden. 
  • Visit working farms and resevoirs to better understand the relationship humans share with the living world. 

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