Intent:

Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and abroad – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes.

We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about our local area of Teesside so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special.

We also develop the children’s ability to apply geographical skills to enable them to communicate their findings and geographical understanding to a range of audiences.

Implementation:

Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progression in four key areas.

  • Geographical Enquiry
  • Human and Physical Geographical understanding
  • Mapping Skills
  • Awareness of Location and Place

Our Geography curriculum follows the following areas of study:

Through high quality teaching, we develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world;
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary;
  • Fluency in geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills, as well as effective presentation techniques;
  • Excellent fieldwork skills as well as other geographical aptitudes and techniques;
  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment;
  • A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.
  • Trips and visiting experts who will enhance the learning experience.

Impact:

Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression.  We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
  • A celebration of learning which demonstrates progression across the school;
  • Pupil discussions about their learning.
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