Camm’s CE Primary School Statement: Geography
The intent of the geography curriculum is that our children will have a deep understanding of their local environment and the diverse surroundings in the wider world, with appreciation to human and physical characteristics.
We will deliver a curriculum that:
The Geography programme of study provided by the National Curriculum has been broken down to ensure both progression and coverage across Key Stage 1 and 2.
The subject leader, will oversee the coverage of skills of geography across school. They will ensure to monitor, evaluate and review the teaching and learning. In order to do this, learning walks, book looks and discussions with pupils will take place frequently throughout the academic year.
The teaching, learning and sequencing of the curriculum follows:
Foundation Stage geography is where children begins to gain a wider experience of the world around them. They will learn through first-hand experiences to explore, observe, problem solve, predict, think critically, make decisions and talk about the creatures, people, plants and objects in their natural environments.
The teacher asks open-ended questions, for example, “What can you see here?” to help the children to think and make connections between ideas. Children learn about seasons, the weather, features in the local area and the buildings that surround them. They may be shown photographs of the local area to help them identify features, for example a library, railway, church or mosque. They will also be encouraged to record their findings, perhaps through drawing, writing, and modelling
We aim for the impact of Geography teaching to be a love of the outdoors, nature, maps and the world as a place to safely explore.
Our children will be confident geographers and be able to clearly discuss their learning from past and current topics, as well as explain their next steps