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Geography

Geography Intent

As a school, it is our aim to instil a love of Geography in all our children. Our curriculum will encompass the National Curriculum to ensure all aspects, knowledge and skills of Geography are being taught across all year groups. We will provide an interesting and varied curriculum that intrigues, motivates and challenges our children as well as supporting their recovery from the Covid pandemic.

From EYFS up to the end of KS2, children will be taught geographical knowledge and skills which will help them develop a good understanding of our world. We will make sure the core knowledge, concepts and vocabulary to be taught are clearly specified. We will motivate our children to find out about the diverse world we live in, make comparisons and recognize the importance of sustainable development and their responsibility for future generations. We aim to gain an understanding of locational and place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.

We will utilise opportunities to link Geography to other subjects, with particular emphasis on literacy and oracy skills (speaking and listening, reading, writing), as well as maths skills (related to mapwork). We will ensure staff have the appropriate training to deliver our curriculum effectively.

 

Geography Implementation

All staff will use assessment for learning to ensure all lessons are relevant and will help to plan for next steps. Through our teaching, including the use of maps, atlases, fieldwork and visits, we will motivate our children to find out more about their local area and their relationship with the wider world.

We will support all children as appropriate so that everyone can access the curriculum. We will provide additional challenge to children where appropriate to develop their skills and knowledge beyond the expected curriculum requirements. Where repetition of skills or knowledge is required, these will be clearly identified (eg fieldwork skills).

We will motivate our children to find out about the diverse world we live in, make comparisons and recognize the importance of sustainable development and their responsibility for future generations.

We aim to gain an understanding of locational and place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.

 

Geography Impact

Children will enjoy Geography and geographical experiences and will want to find out more about the world in which they live.

The children will be encouraged to research independently to further their own enjoyment and fascination about the topic or subject (eg through homework activities or independent research).

Evidence of work will show secure knowledge and skill coverage and development, with cross-curriculum links and supported work where necessary.

Standards in Geography will be high.

Subject Leaders and SLT will monitor the subject by looking at work, displays and by talking with children.