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Mrs Shutt is our curriculum leader for Geography.

Our Intent for our Geography Curriculum

Our geography curriculum is designed to equip pupils with the knowledge and understanding about diverse places, people and resources within natural and human environments. Pupils will develop their geographical skills in order to carry out effective geographical enquiries.

 

Our Implementation for our Geography Curriculum

Our geography lessons are based on big questions which are focussed on throughout the year. Geography is taught discretely using the Rising Stars scheme of work. Pupils are given opportunities to lead their own lines of geographic enquiries and record their findings in a variety of ways. As well as completing work inside the classroom, field work is a key part of our geography curriculum and allows pupils to apply their geographical skills in real-life settings.

In Key Stage 1, pupils investigate their local area and begin to learn about the wider world.

In Key Stage 2, pupils investigate their local area and a contrasting area, finding out about the environment and the people who live there. Progression will be assessed through evaluation of your child’s written work and consideration of their responses and contributions to discussions.

Please refer to the geography long term plan for a breakdown of individual year groups. Class teachers deliver the geography curriculum throughout the year.

 

The Impact of our Geography Curriculum

Through our geography lessons, pupils should learn key vocabulary and be able to apply their geographical skills to a range of geographical enquiries. Specific skills will have been developed including:

  • interpreting maps, atlases and globes
  • Identifying geographical features
  • Formulating questions and developing research
  • Consider the use of four and six figure grid references and ordinance survey maps


 

 

Professional Development

The effectiveness of the Geography curriculum will be evaluated in discussions with the head teacher, teaching staff and the Geography coordinator. Resources, teaching methods, pupils’ experiences and needs will be identified and priorities for amendments to the policy and in- house support will be established.

Support is identified through:

  • School development planning
  • Curriculum review and evaluation
  • Coordinator needs
  • Individual needs

At The Trinity, we want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.

Curriculum Overview for Geography

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