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Geography is about understanding the world we live in. At Haveley Hey, the study of geography provides ‘lenses’ through which our children see the world. It builds an understanding of how the world works by developing pupil’s knowledge of their identity –their experience, education and social position- and encourages them to compare this with the lives of others across the world. We aim to create thoughtful citizens, who understand the current issues facing the wide world they are in and understand how they can choose to make a difference. This is achieved through an investigative approach, which promotes the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, alongside an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Our intent, when teaching geography, is to inspire empathy, curiosity and fascination about the world and the people within it and equip children with the resources they need to live as intelligent, well-informed, responsible members of society.In years 1-6, the humanities curriculum is the main focus for our units. 


Children will either learn about Geography or History each half term.  To excite and engage the children in their learning, teachers plan regular school trips to develop children's knowledge of the humanities curriculum. 

Staff use a progression document which shows key disciplinary knowledge (the skills children need to be a good geographer).  To add to this, the Geography subject lead creates a knowledge map to include the key substantative knowledge (unit specific knowledge) that children should learn as they progress through school.  

Have a look at our Geography curriculum below. 

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Haveley Hey Community School

Nearbrook Road, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 9NS