Programme of study
- Inspire the children to have a curiosity and fascination for the world and its people.
- Equip the children with knowledge of globally significant places, people, resources and environments.
- Provide an understanding of key physical and human processes, and the interaction between them.
- Explain how landscapes and environments are formed and how the Earth’s features change over time.
- Equip pupils with the skills to collect and analyse a range of data, through independent research and fieldwork.
- Provide the opportunity for children to interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including: maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Encourage children to communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including: map skills, numerical and quantitative skills and written reports.
- It is taught in topics as set out in the History / Geography grid.
- We use the non-statutory guidance to assist us in our planning.
We to teach Geography through the use of:
- Maps, atlases and globes
- Practical work
- Independent, paired and group work.An enquiring approach – each lesson has a ‘key question’ to be answered during the course of the lesson.
- ICT skills
- The interactive whiteboard for maps, presentations and video clips
- Visiting speakers
- Geographical surveys
We provide the children with these key skills:
- Ability to name significant places and features on a range of maps
- Map reference skills to locate specific points or features
- Know how to compare and contrast human and physical features in different regions
- Use correct geographical vocabulary to describe processes and features.
- Collate, interpret and record data through research and fieldwork
- Use ICT effectively to research and record
- Organisation and communication
- Devise geographical questions for surveys
Every lesson identifies a key skill as a focus.
PROVISION FOR MORE AND MOST ABLE CHILDREN
We plan a variety of opportunities to extend, enrich and enhance the learning of our more and most able children, so that they achieve to the best of their ability and make the best possible progress. Our approach to marking children’s work provides a further dimension of challenge.
- By the end Key Stage 2, children are expected to know, apply and understand the themes, skills and processes studied in each unit.