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Geography

 Intent

Our curriculum will give children:

  • Ensure the National & EYFS Curriculum for Geography & Knowledge and Understanding of the World is implemented across the school and are designed and taught effectively to demonstrate progress.
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary. (skills, understanding & application)
  • An excellent understanding of how human and physical environments are interrelated.
  • Highly developed fieldwork and mapping and relate this to ensuring children have access to maps, atlas’ and globes in their work.
  • An interest and curiosity for finding out about the world and people who live there.
  • An awareness of current issues in the environment (locally, nationally and global)
  • An opportunity to carry out a local geographical study and compare to an alternative location so developing excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
  • Cross curricular links within our projects ensuring they build on prior knowledge and skills.

 Implementation

Our curriculum will be experienced through:

  • A variety of topics to ensure coverage and create a carefully planned and tailored curriculum that is engaging and interesting to the children in school.
  • Topics that are linked to the National Curriculum but are also to the interests of the children and the skills and knowledge they are required to cover.
  • Planning which is differentiated sometimes by year groups in our mixed aged classes or through outcome and expectations.
  • Specific vocabulary teaching within lessons and developed through the specific knowledge organisers.
  • Speech and language opportunities that are supported through computing, presentation and other cross curricular approaches
  • Our aim to use a variety of maps, plans, photos and pictures including ordnance survey and digital maps
  • Resources / classroom displays that support the learning of all children.
  • The opportunity to explore the local environment and develop field work skills.
  • An understanding of the local, national (British Values) and global environment and community

Impact 

Our curriculum will give the children:

  • The ability to develop contextual knowledge of globally significant places, both land and sea.
  • An understanding of how the geographical features of the world can vary and change over time.
  • An ability to collect and analyse data following field work.
  • Opportunities to learn to read and interpret maps, globes, atlases and coordinates.
  • A deeper knowledge of their community.
  • Support to make good or strong progress.
  • A chance to become confident and resilient learners.
  • An understanding and tolerance of diversity in our community and the world.

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