The intent of our school's geography curriculum is:
to inspire in the children a curiosity and enthusiasm about the world and to strengthen the process of critical thinking.
to look at our place in the world from a global dimension, to gain a better understanding of our society and environment and to have empathy for people in the world, which will enable our children to understand that they can contribute to improving our world.
The National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
The implementation of the geography curriculum
Geography is planned for learning through a knowledge based curriculum acquiring key geographical skills. We ensure the curriculum aims are covered and explored in an innovative and creative way.
Each geography topic begins with a big question and through a range of activities once the topic is complete the children will be able to answer offering explanations, facts, opinions and predictions.
Fundamental to our school's approach to teaching geography is providing experiences such as field trips for example:
Reception plan a trip to the post office discussing features they see on their journey, recognising familiar landmarks.
KS1 go on an orienteering adventure to Broomwood woods following a map, noting physical and human features of our local landscape.
KS2 undertake a field trip to the Peak district where they will:
To follow & identify features on a map
To observe, measure and record human & physical features of a river
Identify key physical aspects of a river
Observe and identify habitats and surrounding wildlife
The Impact of our Geography Curriculum
Our geography curriculum is high quality and is planned to demonstrate progression. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills; discreet vocabulary progression also forms part of the units of work. Children will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how this affects landscapes and environments.
We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
Children’s knowledge and skills will develop progressively as they move through the school, not only to enable them to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum but to prepare them to become competent geographers in secondary education. We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future. They will have developed the geographical knowledge and skills to help them explore, navigate and understand the world around them: how it works, how it fits together and how to make a difference and become positive contributors locally and globally: What could/should the world be like in the future? What can we do to influence change?