Here at Fowlmere we use the Unity Schools Partnership Curriculum (CUSP) to support our Geography teaching and learning.

CUSP is underpinned by evidence, research and cognitive science. Modules are deliberately sequenced for robust progression and allows teachers to focus on the lesson.

There is an emphasis on oracy and vocabulary acquisition, retention and use to break down learning barriers and accelerate progress. A rich diet of language and vocabulary is deliberately planned for.

Specific skills are discreetly taught and practised so that they become transferrable. The sequenced modules activate prior learning, build on skills and deepen knowledge AND understanding. Learning, vocabulary and content is cumulative; content is learned, retrieved and built upon.

Children are taught Geography in blocks every three weeks.  They will have three lessons within the week where Geography is taught.
Year 1 and 2
Autumn Term                                      Spring Term                               Summer Term
Field work and map skills                   Local Area Study                            Introduce Yanonami - a study of a small 
Re-visit Continents and Oceans.        Compare a small part of                area of Non-European Location
                                                            the UK to a non-European
Year 3 & 4
Autumn Term                                       Spring Term                               Summer Term
Rivers                                                    Water Cycle                                 Rivers revisited
Lattitude and Longitude                                                                             Fieldwork and mapping
Year 5 & 6
Autumn Term                                       Spring Term                               Summer Term
Comparison study                                Physical Processes                       Settlements
UK and other                                        Earthquakes, mountains               Orienteering and map skills
                                                             and volcanoes
Please see our Geography subject statement below.