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Geography

Intent

  • Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop pupils' curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
  • Through their work in geography, pupils learn about their local area and compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. 
  • The delivery of effectively planned sequences of lessons ensure continuity and progression of learning that deepens pupils' understanding of key geographical concepts. 
  • Pupils have the opportunity to investigate a range of places to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth's physical and human processes. 
  • We want pupils to enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining this knowledge and the skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
  • We also aim to ensure pupils are aware of topical geographical issues, the importance of sustainability and human action upon our world. 

 

Implementation 

  • We use the Geography National Curriculum to plan geography units of work that support clear skills and knowledge progression.
  • Pupils build on these year on year to achieve depth in their learning. At the beginning of a new unit, pupils are able to convey what they know already, as well as what they would like to find out. Consideration is also given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated over the unit. 
  • It is important that pupils develop the skills of a geographer by fully immersing them in all areas of the subject. The local area is fully utilised to achieve desired outcomes, with opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practise.
  • Fieldwork experiences allow pupils to collect, analyse and present a range of data to deepen their understanding of geographical processes.  
  • Geographical vocabulary develops and evolves from EYFS to KS1 and through to KS2. The promotion of a language rich geography curriculum is essential to the successful acquisition of knowledge and understanding in geography. 

 

Impact

  • We use a variety of strategies to evaluate the knowledge, skills and understanding that our pupils have gained in each half-termly unit.
  • CPD is planned to ensure that teacher pedagogy and assessment is secure.
  • Planned and regular feedback for learning opportunities are undertaken.
  • Subject monitoring, including book looks, is carried out by the senior leadership team. 

 

Please find available for download the Geography Primary National Curriculum.