Geography at OLM

At OLM, the geography offer for our children is hugely ambitious and enables children to develop critical thinking skills and have a genuine interest, enthusiasm and curiosity about geography.  

In EYFS we prepare children for KS1 geography through their learning, primarily within Understanding the World.

Years 1 & 2

Geography is taught every other half term in blocks in years 1 and 2.

At OLM we utilise Kapow Primary’s Geography scheme of work because it aims to inspire pupils to be curious and creative thinkers who develop a complex knowledge of local and national geography and the geography of the wider world. 

Geography Years 3-6

Six geography units are taught across the year in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

At OLM we make use of the resources form the Opening Worlds curriculum written and designed by Christine Counsell and Steve Mastin. Opening Worlds is a knowledge-rich humanities programme. The programme meets and substantially exceeds the demand of the National Curriculum for geography. It is designed to incorporate four closely related curricular attributes – scope, rigour, coherence and sequencing. Coherence and sequencing ensure that the material organised so that pupils use earlier material to access to later material and so that pupils start to see how everything connects within a subject. Progression of knowledge and skills has been carefully mapped and core knowledge has been identified for each unit, enabling children to build on prior learning and develop the skills of a geographer.