Geography

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Our Geography Vision:

‘Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant… Geography is a great adventure with a purpose’ - Michael Palin

Geography is more than being able to name and locate countries on a map. We aim to inspire children to explore their curiosity around Geography through a wide range of experiences looking at both human and physical Geography. Children should be leaders of their own learning; asking questions and being fascinated about the wonders of the world we live in.

We aim, not only to inspire, fascinate and broaden children’s knowledge but encourage them to give their learning a meaningful link to the current world, climate and their own life experiences giving them a well-rounded approach to the subject.

Key Documents

Geography_Progression_Grid_June_2022.docx.pdf

Geography_Policy_June_2022.pdf

Intent

Learning:

  • To enable all our children to develop a deep understanding of the knowledge and skills in each subject, integrating this into their long term memory.

Achieving:

  • To instil high aspirations in all our children, building a positive mind-set and a sense of belonging by tailoring to our children’s needs.

Flourishing:

  • To enable our children to flourish in all areas of our deep and focused curriculum that provides wide opportunities, creating positive school memories.

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  • Children to feel confident at expressing their beliefs and to have an awareness and sensitivity of diversity that will enable them to succeed in our modern world.

Implementation

Geography is taught from EYFS to Year 6 and requires a specific teaching approach. Our teachers use a range of teaching and learning styles to create Geography lessons that are both engaging and informative. Practical based learning is woven throughout the Geography curriculum which gives children a chance to see what they have learnt in action. We aim to give all children a good understanding of what Geography is as well as develop their skills and understanding around the subject.

The four areas that underpin our Geography teaching are:

  • Place knowledge
  • Locational knowledge
  • Human and physical geography
  • Geographical skills and field work

Impact

Pupils will develop a deep understanding of what they have been taught, integrating this learning into their long term memory.

Geography Across the School

Year 4 - Our Wonderful World

Year 4 completed a topic focusing on different parts of the world. They created and labelled globes to show what they had learnt. 

Year 5 - Intrepid Explorers 

Year 5 have spent time during their Geography unit looking at countries in North and South America as well as thinking about the differences between Human and Physical Geography. Below are some photos of their work. 

Year 6 - Rapid Rivers

Year 6 learnt about features of a river during their Geography lessons. They made models of rivers to show what they had learnt. 

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