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Geography Intent

 

At Summerfield Primary School geography education should be fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Geography; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love for geography.

 

Furthermore, we aim to 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. (The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England).

 

Geography teaching at Summerfield Primary School has a wide application to everyday life, teaching the children to enjoy learning about the world and to have a better understanding of how people live in different locations.

 

Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Also sending them into the wider world with skills that will make future geologists, geographic information systems manager, landscape architect, nature conservation officer to name a few.

 

The aims of teaching geography in our school are:

 

• To inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the world.

 

• To enable children to know about the location of the world’s continents, countries, cities, seas and oceans.

 

• To develop in children the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs.

 

• To help children understand how the human and physical features of a place shapes it location and can change over time.

 

• To provide opportunities to study mathematics across the curriculum through geography lessons.

 

In Early Years geography is taught through the area of ‘The world’.  In Early Years setting, teaching is taught through topics and not stand alone lessons.  Therefore, the children’s interests and activities are cross curricular and may show evidence of more than 1 area of learning.

 

Geography Implementation 

 

To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in geography, we implemented a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Geography is taught as part of a termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.

 

At Summerfield Primary School, we ensure that geography has the same importance given to it as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences.

 

The geography curriculum at Summerfield Primary School is based upon the 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England, which provides a broad framework and outlines the knowledge and skills and taught in each Key Stage.

 

Teachers plan their geography lessons suitable to their class’s interests and what they want to learn. The planning ensures the curriculum is covered and the skills/knowledge taught is progressive from year group to year group.

 

When teaching geography, the teachers follow the children’s interests to ensure their learning is engaging, broad and balanced.  Geography teaching focuses on enabling children to think as geographers. A variety of teaching approaches are used based on the teacher’s judgement.

 

At Summerfield Primary School we provide a variety of opportunities for geography learning inside and outside the classroom.

 

Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills of each blocked topic and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school.

Geography Impact

 

To ensure high standards of teaching and learning in geography, we implemented a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Geography is taught as part of a termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.

 

At Summerfield Primary School, we ensure that geography has the same importance given to it as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences.

 

The geography curriculum at Summerfield Primary School is based upon the 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England, which provides a broad framework and outlines the knowledge and skills and taught in each Key Stage.

 

Teachers plan their geography lessons suitable to their class’s interests and what they want to learn. The planning ensures the curriculum is covered and the skills/knowledge taught is progressive from year group to year group.

 

When teaching geography, the teachers follow the children’s interests to ensure their learning is engaging, broad and balanced.  Geography teaching focuses on enabling children to think as geographers. A variety of teaching approaches are used based on the teacher’s judgement.

 

At Summerfield Primary School we provide a variety of opportunities for geography learning inside and outside the classroom.

 

Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills of each blocked topic and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school.

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