Geography

OUR VISION FOR GEOGRAPHY

As geographers we aim to develop children’s subject skills and understanding by inspiring and igniting their curiosity about the wider world. We aspire to create individuals who are respectful, sensitive and accepting of the world and others.

The curriculum has been developed to be broad and balanced so that the children are exposed to experiences they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. We do this by using primary sources such as field trips that are closely linked to the topic and secondary sources such as; maps (digital and physical), atlases, globes, photographs and books to develop their understanding of the wider world.

Through the curriculum we are creating children that are aware not only of themselves and their community, but are aware of where they stand in relation to this wider world. This is done through a carefully planned curriculum, which helps children to understand their locality in relation to the UK, in relation to Europe and in relation to the rest of the world. At the same time, it is planned to be age appropriate and progress is shown across the year groups. It is chronological so that each year builds on the knowledge and skills from previous years. The teaching of geography gives children the opportunity to learn about people and cultures, current world affairs and knowledge about weather and climate. We aim to raise Eco Warriors who are global citizens and fight for our environment and world.

MEET OUR SUBJECT LEADER

Miss Butler is our geography leader. She has recently successfully completed her NPQML and was working on a geography project as part of this national award. She also leads our Eco Warriors and along with Miss Sharples has been successful in achieving the Green School’s Eco Flag! Miss Butler loves to travel and is therefore very passionate about learning about different countries and the world we live in. She particularly enjoys taking our bears , Wensley and Waseema , on her travels.

CPD

This year the teachers have had training in how to use Digimaps and enhance the children’s mapping and fieldwork skills.

Miss Butler has delivered a Geography workshop to our associate teachers on School Direct.

We are working with a local secondary school geography department to deveop our teachers’ knowledge of teaching geography and the expectations at KS3 and 4.

CLUBS

We have continued to offer clubs during the pandemic but have had less choice due to COVID safety guidelines.

Our geography clubs include;

  • Eco Warriors
  • Orienteering and map reading

AWARDS

Awaiting picture of the ECO Warriors due to new Data Protection laws.

We were pleased to announce that we achieved our SECOND Schools Green Eco Flag in 2020. The Eco Warriors are now working towards renewing the award in 2022.

SCHOOL TRIPS

Year 3 visited the Lake District and completed a local river study, KS1 visited the coast and their local area and Year 6 took part in map skills and orienteering on their residential trip.

WENSLEY AND WASEEMA

Wensley and Waseema are our globe trotting bears who have visited many other countries and shared their adventures with the children. They can’t wait to get back to more travelling when restrictions lift further!

Curriculum Overview and Progression