Geography Intent, Implementation and Impact
Geography in our school is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working; it involves exciting, practical hands-on experiences that encourage curiosity and questioning and we make sure that we plan learning experiences which allow children to explore their outdoor environment and locality whenever possible, thus developing their scientific enquiry and investigative skill.
Our lessons are full of geographical vocabulary, which aids children’s knowledge and understanding not only of the topic they are studying, but of the world around them.
We intend to provide all children - regardless of ethnic origin, gender, class, aptitude or disability - with a broad and balanced curriculum and help them to see that geography is relevant to them.
Our geography curriculum is designed
based on the National Curriculum and the Hamilton Brookes planning.
Within our geography curriculum we have taken decisions regarding the aspects and localities we study to enhance the children's understanding of different cultures and their views.
We make geography lessons as practical and engaging as possible, developing in children the ability to understand a range of geographical sources.
As part of their learning, children use written reports, recounts and explanations ensuring they use literacy skills and technical vocabulary appropriately.
Trips and visitors are sometimes used within units of work to support the development of skills and understanding as appropriate.
Through our geography curriculum and teaching will lead to outstanding progress over time, across key stages, relative to a child’s individual starting point and their progression of skills.
All children will leave with a wider variety of skills linked to both geographical knowledge and skills.
They will have a richer vocabulary which will enable them to articulate their understanding and views.
Through various workshops, trips and interactions with experts, pupils will be enthusiastic geography learners and understand that geography is key to our lives.
Through the experiences and interactions that they have in our school, and in the local community, our children will know that anyone can be a geographer.
Our ultimate goal is that children will be empowered, inspired and understand that they have the capability to change the world.