In Geography, we aim to inspire a curiosity of the wider world and its people, developing an understanding of both physical and human processes, as well as the interactions between them. Focus will be placed on forming a deep understanding of diverse places and people. The Geographical understanding taught will aim to support the children in developing respect and a sense of responsibility for the wider world and the people within. It will allow the children to navigate the diversity we find in our ever-varied society and wider world. Engaging topics, activities and trips will ensure children find Geography an exciting subject and support them in developing a curious outlook on life. Context will be ensured through various methods and engaging activities, particularly focusing on school trips.
Geography is taught throughout the year, linking in with the various topics chosen for each year group. Geographical skills and concepts are essential components to a broad and immersive curriculum. Cross-curricular links are specifically planned for through our Topic based curriculum. This will ensure links are made between the Geographical skills taught, as well as supporting the children in forming transferrable skills. By teaching Geography through our chosen Topics, we will be fostering a sense of wonder for the world surrounding the children, and broadening their horizons by showing them the different cultures and opportunities outside of their local environment, something they may not be exposed to otherwise. This will ensure we inspire curiosity and respect throughout our school.
Consideration will be given to how learners will be aided to support the school’s commitment to inclusion. Geography lessons will be accessible to all, with teachers adapting and differentiating the expectations and activities based on the needs of the children in their classes.
Geographical concepts will be visited continuously, through our Topic based curriculum as well as extra activities aimed at supporting the pupils’ long term memory of geographical ideas. Previous topics taught will also be revisited throughout the year, again to build and develop the children’s long term memory.
Outcomes in Topic books are evidence of a broad and balanced Geography curriculum and demonstrate the children’s acquisition of key knowledge. Children will also self-assess their work at the end of each lesson, allowing them to be active in identifying areas where they may need support.