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Geography

"In Faith and Love, We Learn and Grow." 

Intent

Our intent for Geography comes from the National Curriculum purpose and aims. Our Geography curriculum will ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to: collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

       

Implementation

Geography planning for KS1 and KS2 is based-upon by the Rising Stars Geography scheme of work chosen because it ensures complete coverage of the key stage 1 and 2 Geography curriculum with knowledge-rich, high-quality digital resources.

Geography is delivered in Reception through the ‘Understanding of the World’ element of the Early Years goals**

In Key Stage 1 , Geography is allocated 1hour of curriculum time per week, in the first half term of each term. It is allocated 18 hours of curriculum time annually*.

In Key Stage 2, Geography is allocated 1 ½ hours of curriculum time per week, in the first half term of each term. It is allocated 27 hours of curriculum time annually*.

The external curriculum has been enhanced by:

  • Providing membership to the Geographical Association for all teaching staff.
  • Educational visits including fieldwork.

Impact

The essential knowledge, skills and understanding within the Rising Stars Geography curriculum helps us guarantee that the learner’s essential skills are being developed, alongside National Curriculum requirements. Geographical questioning helps pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of the world and its people. Through our curriculum, pupils learn to think critically, ask perceptive questions and evaluate evidence.

Children at St Hugh of Lincoln Catholic Primary School will:

  • demonstrate a love of Geography and an interest in further study and work in this field
  • retain knowledge that is pertinent to Geography with a real life context
  • be able to question ideas and reflect on knowledge
  • be able to articulate their understanding of their geographical based learning and reason using rich language linked to the concept being studied
  • demonstrate a range of transferable skills within their work through organising, recording and interpreting results
  • have evidence of work showing a range of topics covered, cross curriculum links and work adapted to their individual needs
  • work collaboratively and practically  through conducting  fieldwork within their geography based lessons
  • achieve age related expectations in Geography at the end of their cohort year.

  

Learning about Coastlines in Year One