Geography at St Johns
Geography Curriculum Intent
At St Johns, our intention for the Geography curriculum is to:
- Develop key knowledge and skills in each year group through units of work that have key threads which are repeated in different contexts. These key threads are: Human Geography, Physical Geography, Locational Knowledge and Fieldwork and Mapping Skills
- Secure locational knowledge and geographical processes to support their understanding of our own community and the wider world.
- Develop practical fieldwork opportunities to collect, analyse and communicate data, to further enhance the children’s understanding of what it means to become a geographer.
- Develop the children’s investigative and enquiry skills, so they become enthusiastic geographers, keen to explore the world around them.
- Ensure that key maths and literacy skills are used to communicate learning, with clear links in place between the different curriculum areas.
- Develop children’s awareness of their actions and society’s impact on our planet and begin to explore ways to challenge this under the key concept of sustainability.
- Please open the link below to see our long-term curriculum plan for geography.
- Please open the link below to see the progression of knowledge and skills across this subject.
- We use unit plans to develop the knowledge, skills and key threads, resulting in an end of unit challenge for all pupils. Wherever possible, teachers will plan units of work that will support learning in other areas of the curriculum.
- Geography is taught each term in every class through five key areas: Local Environment, The UK, The Wider World, The UK & Wider World and Europe
- We assess pupil progress through an end of unit challenge based on the key knowledge & skills of the geography curriculum being taught and this is recorded on the unit plan. This is reported to parents at the end of the year as Expected or Not Expected.
- School trips can be used to reinforce geographical knowledge and skills.
- Pupil work is evidenced in curriculum books.
- Individual or group end of unit pieces of work are completed by all children.
- Classroom displays reflect best practise and development of key skills and knowledge.
- School trips can be used to support learning in Geography.