Geography

Subject Intent

  • The objectives for this curriculum area are taken from the national curriculum for Geography.
  • We are following a knowledge led curriculum in Geography which aims to give the children the breadth of vocabulary and experiences to enable every child to succeed. 
  • SEND and Pupil Premium children learn the objectives from the national curriculum which have been adapted to their strengths. It is challenging for all pupils. All children numeracy and literacy skills are supported when learning the geography curriculum. 
  • We have split the objectives so that they are revisited and built upon: such as rivers in Year 2, 4 and 5. Teachers will meet to understand what the children have learnt in previous year groups.
  • Knowledge organisers have been created for the current topic and they will be shared with other class teachers.
  • Knowledge organisers are used as an end point and are assessed using quizzes.
  • The knowledge organisers will include the following key knowledge; locational knowledge, place knowledge, map skills, human and physical geography, vocabulary and fieldwork. 
  • The curriculum has been sequenced in order for children to build upon prior learning e.g. Year 2 visit the River Irk so they can understand purpose of rivers for when they look at rivers in Year 4.
  • Geography is taught once a term for a period of 6 – 8 weeks which corresponds to 6-8 hours.
  • In geography, we build upon pupil’s locational knowledge from Nursery to Year 6. In EYFS they look at aerial photos of our school, in KS1 they look at trips around the local area looking for human and physical geography. In KS2 they look at Manchester, including the physical and human geography and how it has impacted other places in the world. They also look at where Manchester is in the world and in the country using 4-grid and 8 grid maps and looking at counties.
  • The children have access to high quality non fiction texts linked to the geography curriculum. 
  • Children have many different experiences in Geography including fieldwork studies of the local and surrounding area which will make them ready for the next stage of their education.
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