Geography at Lime Tree is about developing children’s knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the world’s diverse people, places, and environments. Our curriculum equips the children with substantive knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, and the natural and human environments, together with an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
The learning and teaching of Geography at Lime Tree builds vocabulary and concepts over time through wide ranging disciplines, digital technologies, reading materials, practical activities, and Fieldwork within the local and wider community. The integral visits to different localities further take place both in person and also through virtual exploration. We want children who will ask questions and be critical and creative thinkers who feel empowered to take care of our amazing planet. As a result, children’s knowledge progresses, along with their geographical skills and vocabulary.
Through engagement with global issues such as pollution, climate change, and pandemics, children can make choices that can improve the world. Therefore our learners are ultimately equipped with an ongoing appreciation and empathy of the diverse world within which we inhabit, further able to make connections between their own life and the wider world.
Our curriculum progressively builds vocabulary and concepts over time, and we use first-hand experiences and technology as much as possible, to make learning engaging and relevant. Themes and content are ambitious and have been developed with subject specialists, the Geographical Association and the Royal Geographical Society to go beyond the National Curriculum.