Geography Subject Intent
At Howe Dell we teach Geography following the ‘CUSP curriculum’. The geography curriculum is progressive and sequential which enables children to draw upon previous knowledge to use with their new learning. For example: pupils in EYFS learn about people, culture and communities and the natural world through activities and exploring their locality and immediate environment. This is revisited and positioned so that new and potentially abstract content in Year 1 can be put into a known location and make it easier to understand.
The sequence of geography is taught based on cumulative knowledge, chronology, change through cause and consequence. Children are supported in making connections within and throughout periods of time. The cumulative style of the curriculum is implemented to support access to the long term memory through retrieval and spaced retrieval practice, world building and deliberate practice tasks. The impact of teaching through this model supports opportunities for children to associate and connect with periods of time, people, places and events.