- To ensure children learn and remember Geographical knowledge.
- To allow children build on prior knowledge through a carefully sequenced and progressive curriculum.
- To inspire passion, curiosity and a fascination with the world around us, that will last for the children’s lives.
- To broaden children’s understanding of the World from their immediate geography (school) to our local geography, to the geography of the U.K and finally geography of the wider world.
- To ensure children know that geography is the study of places, people, resources, natural and human environments and human and physical processes and that geographers use a variety of specific and general skills and techniques to investigate these topics.
- To enable children to develop new geographical skills and insights that build on their past knowledge and to prepare them for future learning.
- To provide opportunities for children to use their geographical understanding and to apply this in a variety of contexts and situations, for example, comparing human and physical features of different regions or making links between human and physical geography (environmental geography)
- To help children understand their local geography by providing opportunities to explore their local surroundings and complete fieldwork studies.
- To ensure that children are able to use the skills of a Geographer efficiently and for a specific purpose, including maps, atlases, globes, aerial photographs and compasses.
- Staff will use research around cognitive science to help children learn and remember more
- Staff will check understanding through spaced retrieval exercises
- Geography will be taught at the beginning of each term (unless different position agreed by co-ordinator) and will begin in the Autumn Term with a Local Study.
- Throughout units of work teachers will make links and encourage children to make links between past learning and geographical knowledge or skills being taught.
- Geographical knowledge will be built upon in a structured, sequential and progressive way.
- Geography will be taught starting from children’s immediate geography (home/school) to our local geography, to the geography of the U.K and finally geography of the wider world.
- Teachers will ensure that lessons are planned in sequences that provide children with the opportunities to review, remember, deepen and apply their understanding.
- Teacher’s will complete topic assessment sheets at the time of learning to show children’s understanding
- Book scrutines are regularly undertaken and immediate feedback is given. This feedback should be followed up within 2 weeks of the book scrutiny taking place.
- Short ‘learning walks’ take place each term that geography is taught in.
- Children build on prior knowledge through a carefully sequenced and progressive curriculum
- Opportunities to revisit learning and link learning between subjects are well planned
- Opportunities are provided to enhanced children’s experiences both inside and outside the classroom – trips, visitors, real life situations etc
- Tasks and activities relate to children’s own experiences and are then furthered to the wider world in developmental steps.
- Inspirational teaching and learning takes place which promotes a curiosity and excitement about the subject.
- Children are provided with opportunities to collaborate in a variety of sized groups and on different sized projects.
- Children are given opportunities to succeed but also to be challenged as this will help to promote resilience.