Kirklevington

Primary School

Happy, Caring, High Achieving

Geography

Article 28: Every child has the right to an education.

Intent: What we are trying to achieve in our curriculum?

The intent of our Geography curriculum, at Kirklevington Primary School, is to inspire all pupils with a genuine curiosity about the fascinating world around them and the people who live in it so that they know more, remember more and understand more. Our cross curricular Geography curriculum will also provide children with opportunities to practise and apply key skills in other areas of the curriculum such as Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing, Maths, Computing, Art, DT and Orienteering. 

Teaching will 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 children will begin by observing and investigating the environment around them, in order to gain confidence as independent and resilient explorers of our planet. As they progress through the school, they will become more independent learners and be able to use their acquired skills and understanding to interpret a range of sources such as maps, diagrams, globes and aerial sources to successfully investigate the wider world. Children will gain an awareness of our responsibility to look after our planet and help to maintain our environment.

Our Geography curriculum is designed to increase children’s self-esteem, self-awareness and encourage responsibility towards a brighter future for our planet, and create an awareness of their place in our ever-growing and changing population and the positive impact they can have.

Implementation

Each half term, a new topic is taught to the children. This allows for an in-depth, broad curriculum to be given. Teachers plan in line with the National Curriculum and follow the key skills progression for their key stage. Children are presented with a cross curricular approach to learning, to ensure that the key skills are successfully met.

Teaching children about their local area is a large part of the curriculum at Kirklevington Primary School, as well as allowing them to identify the similarities and differences that are prominent throughout the world. Children are presented with a wide range of resources and experiences within their Geography lessons, such as atlases, globes, IPads and field trips, to allow them to discover and experience the world around them.

Lessons and work are monitored to ensure that children receive inclusive access to the Geography curriculum that follows the key identified knowledge, with consideration of how greater depth is being taught in each session.

Our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) follows the ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ guidance which intends for all children in reception to have a good ‘Understanding of the World; people and communities, the world and technology’ by the end of the academic year.

Impact

Evidence shown in lessons and children’s books reveal that a broad and balanced curriculum is taught in each key stage. Progression throughout each year group is evident, as children are able to build on their knowledge each year, through the use of key skills.

Field trips and research within classes, allows the children to explore the wider world for themselves and discover different aspects of their local area.