Geography is taught once a term for a period of 6 - 8 weeks, which corresponds to 6 - 8 hours. The curriculum is sequenced so that pupils can build on prior learning. In EYFS, children look at aerial photos of our school. In KS1, they explore the local area, looking for human and physical geography. In KS2, pupils learn about Manchester, including the physical and human geography, and how it has impacted other places in the world. They learn to locate Manchester’s position in the world and the country using 4-grid and 8-grid maps.
Learning is supported with high quality, non-fiction texts and knowledge organisers, which outline the key concepts children must master: locational knowledge; place knowledge; map skills, human and physical geography, vocabulary and fieldwork.
In Geography, children have the chance to conduct fieldwork studies of the local and surrounding areas, preparing them for the next stage of their education.
Teachers assess the children’s knowledge through low stake quizzes, class discussions, and by talking to pupils about their learning. Children’s topic books are used to evidence their understanding of key concepts, vocabulary and skills.
For more detail, please see our Geography plans below.
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