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Geography

The Geography Subject Leader is: Miss Vikki Scott

vscott@fitzwilliam.wakefield.sch.uk

Geography Statement of Intent

It is our intent for the Geography element of our school curriculum to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should 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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. We want our children to gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

 

 

Subject Leader Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Overview

Subject: Geography

Subject Leader: Vikki Scott

Intent

Research link

Implementation

Impact

To build a geographical curriculum that develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of their world around them.

Education Endowment Fund research indicates that by identifying key learning styles of children will underpin the individual’s style of preferred learning. The theory is that learning will therefore be more effective or more efficient if pupils are taught using the specific style or approach that has been identified as their learning style. A successful approach will allow children to make an additional two month’s progress.

  • Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.

Teaching and Learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of Geography.

  • Knowledge Organisers

Children have access to key language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply to their written, mathematical and verbal communication of their skills.

  • Children will access resources to acquire learning through atlases, text books, maps, digital technology and photographs.

Children will use a range of secondary resources to develop their knowledge and understanding that is integral to their learning.

  • Children will achieve age related expectations in Geography at the end of their cohort year.
  • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to geography with a real life context.
  • Children will understand how geography ‘happens’ in their local area.
  • Children will have a good understanding about the wold around them and how it has been shaped.

To build a geographical curriculum that endorses the importance for outdoor learning.

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom indicates that good quality learning outside the classroom adds significant value to young people’s learning. It provides a context for accumulating integrated and subject based knowledge and for developing key skills. Effective learning outside the classroom relies on problem-solving skills, cooperation and interpersonal communication: all essential skills for today’s young people.

Education Endowment Fund research indicates that by developing collaborative learning experiences with a high level of challenge, problem solving, reflection and discussions will enhance the ability of children to use the outdoors to conduct enquiry based learning. A successful approach will allow children to make an additional four month’s progress.

 

  • Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.

Teaching and Learning should plan for outdoor learning opportunities within geography lessons termly.

  • Children will access their local environment to get a hands on experience in their learning.

Children will become more aware of their local environment and as they progress through their geographical education.

  • Educational Visits

Where applicable links to geography will be made to develop the children’s topical learning.

  • Forest School Link

All children will access Forest School learning from a trained teacher in school.

  • British Values and PSHE

Children will learn and revisit the importance of our world and how it should be treated.

  • Children will achieve age related expectations in Geography at the end of their cohort year.
  • Children will retain knowledge that is pertinent to geography with a real life context.
  • Children will understand how geography ‘happens’ in their local area.
  • Children will begin to understand their wider world and the implications that we as citizens have on it.
  • Children will work collaboratively to solve problems and explain the processes that they have taken/observed within a real life context.
  • Children will act as good citizens within their local community.

 

 


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