Geography Curriculum Vision:
A high-quality geographical education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
The purpose of our curriculum is to inspire all children to acquire knowledge and skills and to ignite a lifelong love of learning. We celebrate the cultural capital that our community brings to learning and build on this to broaden children’s understanding of the world. Our commitment to providing equality of opportunity ensures that rich experiences and enhancements are embedded throughout the curriculum.
Early Years Foundation Stage Geography is incorporated in ‘Knowledge and Understanding of the World’. In this area of learning, children are developing the crucial knowledge, skills and understanding that help them make sense of the world.
Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2:
At Key Stages 1 and 2, geography is personalised, planned and illustrated through our geography Curriculum Map, progression of knowledge & skills & knowledge organisers. Lessons are supported using the Oddizzi scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum. Assessment outcomes and questionnaire findings have helped mould our curriculum priorities and focus on the needs of our children. We ensure we cover geographical skills and field work, Locational knowledge, Human and physical and Place knowledge .
Children are taught geography supported with Lancashire library books & materials, along with a range of enrichment and enhancement opportunities planned throughout the year that provide a more practical and realistic setting to support children’s understanding.
Our aims are to prepare our children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world.
Impact on Children:
Impact on Attainment and Progress
Evaluation and Impact on our Curriculum
Evaluation of our Impact on our World