“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
- Deliver a high quality curriculum that inspires curiosity about the world we live in and the people who live in it.
- Equip pupils with knowledge of places, people, resources in the environment, formation and the use of landscapes.
- Have knowledge of countries, continents and oceans.
- Develop strong geographical skills through mapping and fieldwork units.
- Geography is taught in half termly topics.
- Teachers teach the topics mapped out in the Geography Curriculum Map, applying the skills mapped out in the Geography Skills Progression Document.
- Teachers teach the knowledge mapped out in the topic medium term overviews.
- All children begin their Geography with a mapping unit to equip them with strong mapping skills that can be applied within their topics.
- Fieldwork units are mapped out across the year so that each year group has the opportunity to learn and apply fieldwork skills.
- Subject specific vocabulary is taught explicitly and used regularly in lessons by both adults and children.
- Visual Knowledge Organisers are used in all classes to help children retain new learning over time. They are built upon every lesson and referred to regularly in lessons.
- Children are excited and engaged in their learning. They are curious and have a wide range of knowledge about the world they live in.
- End of unit quizzes are used to support teacher assessment.
- They acquire a range of geographical skills that they are able to apply independently.
- Children can apply the mapping skills learnt in their yearly fieldtrip experience.
- Children are able to use a wide range of geographical vocabulary confidently, in context.