Geography

Intent

Children will gain an interest in and curiosity about their local area and the world they live in and think of themselves as geographers.

They will have an increased knowledge and understanding of the changing world.

They will foster a sense of responsibility for the Earth and its resources. They will discuss and pose relevant questions and offer solutions to environmental issues.

They will develop competence in specific geographical skills.

Children are empowered and informed learners and citizens. They have an awareness and understanding of different cultures and respect the views of others.

They will be increasingly confident and appropriately use subject vocabulary, geographical terms and language.

They will have an increasing level of knowledge and understanding of subject content and concepts.


Implementation

A progressive school curriculum (based on the National Curriculum and EYFS curriculum), will focus on geographical skills, building on what has been taught before as well as progressing through the humanities skills ladder.

Children will use a range of relevant geographical resources including local experts, school grounds and local environment e.g. trips, atlases, maps and other relevant geographical resources.

Children will be given the opportunities to carry out field work, using equipment and testing out their own ideas.

Teachers will use key questions to direct children’s thinking/ enquiry about places, people or cultures.

Children will discuss and debate topics listening and considering the thoughts of others.

 Their learning will be evidenced in working class journals or topic books in a variety of ways such as maps, diagrams photos and topic based writing


Impact

Children will gain an interest in their local area and the world they live in.

Children will think of themselves as geographers and leave school with a strong sense of self and how they fit into the wider world. They will be equipped to continue with their education, also to make broader decisions about their own lives.

Children will develop a responsibility for their environment

Children will achieve age related expectations across the wider curriculum.

Children will be confident in using geographical terms and language and have an increasing knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts.