Geography 

Intent

Children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and abroad – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes.  

The Geography curriculum provides all children with relevant and coherent substantive knowledge of the world that is built gradually using subject-specific pedagogy from EYFS to Year 6 and beyond, through the lens of geographical vertical concepts:

  • Location and place - The location of the world’s continents, countries and places, and the key physical and human characteristics of each
  • Geographical scale - Considering the local, national and global scale and understanding how causes and effects occur at all scales
  • Interconnections - How are the human and physical worlds connected? How are different locations connected at different scales?

It is designed in a way which embeds core disciplinary knowledge, and the ability to approach challenging, geographically-valid questions. 

Our curriculum also provides opportunities to undertake fieldwork, outside the classroom and virtually. 

Implementation

When teachers plan Geography they provide the following:    

  • A knowledge organiser which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary) all children must master 

  • A sequence of learning which follows the Rosenshine Principles of Instruction 

  • A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth 

  • Low stakes quizzes which are used regularly to support learners’ ability to retrieve and recall knowledge and increase space in the working memory 

  • Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner   

  • Trips and visits to enhance the learning experience

Impact

Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:  

  • Formative assessment within lessons 

  • Low stake quizzes

  • Pupils books 

  •  Pupil discussions about their learning;     

We enhance our curriculum by organising fieldwork opportunities and keeping up to date with current local and worldwide events that happen at the current time. 

 

Curriculum Overview

 

Curriculum

  • Geography

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