Amesbury CE Primary School

Geography

 

Intent

 Our Geography curriculum aims to create global citizens, who can think both critically and creatively, to solve problems of sustainability and the future of the planet. Through the teaching of geography, we will inspire children's curiosity to discover more about the world. Our children begin by interpreting their own part of the world first before transporting them to the wider one. Within this, they will learn about the location of the world's continents, countries, cities, seas and oceans. The geography classroom is the world's largest: it encompasses the whole Earth with its power to create immense beauty and terrible danger, as well as the wonderful diversity of its inhabitants. Children will develop the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs. Alongside this, the children will understand how the human and physical features of a place shapes it location and can change over time.

Alongside everything we do, we continually embed our values of kindness, dignity and endurance into the teaching of geography.

 

Implementation

Geography at Amesbury Primary is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children achieve depth in their learning. Within our curriculum, we have identified the key knowledge and skills of each area of Geography and consideration has been given to ensure progression across these areas within each year group and across subsequent years. New geographical vocabulary is present throughout all teaching of geography. Geography learning will feature throughout the year, where appropriate, during history and Art/DT lessons. For example in Term 1, Year 6 learn about the transatlantic slave trade in history and hence will draw upon their geographical knowledge of Africa.  We are also passionate about exploring the world around us through books and reading both independently and within guided reading lessons. The local area is also fully utilised to achieve the desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practice. 

 

Impact

At Amesbury, our children will be able to use geographical language and vocabulary. They will be able to collaborate successfully with others. Through promoting children's natural curiosity, they will develop a geographical awareness of their surroundings alongside the wider world. Children will draw upon their prior learning and make relevant links between geography and other subjects. By promoting a culture of high aspirations, children will have a platform to learn about careers related to Geography. They will have the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure they are prepared for the next steps of their education and life in ever-changing world. Children will have understand the values of our society and how we can protect our environment and world for years to come. SEND children and PPG children are given the same opportunity to succeed, developing skills needed for life.

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