Geography plays a crucial role in understanding our world. It makes a vital contribution to our knowledge of the rapidly changing environmental and social challenges facing us and how we should tackle them. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, and we seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
We will 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 features. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable. We aim to ensure that all pupils make progress in their locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills throughout their time at St Saviour’s. Series of lessons build on prior learning and involve pupils developing and applying their knowledge and skills.
Pupils will communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical skills and writing at length. They will collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes.
Children experience Geography through
· Class discussion
· Online research/learning
· Cross curricular links
Geography is assessed by
· Children’s work in books
· Pupil interviews
· Age related expectations
The progression document below outlines the geography objectives taught from Reception through to Year 6, and the topics that each objective is taught through. The majority of these objectives have been adapted from the National Curriculum. There is also a brief outline of what you can expect each class to learn about during the topic (from a geography perspective). For more information regarding this, please see the topic overviews for each year group on the 'Year Group Topic' tabs.
The assessment document below shows the knowledge and skills that a pupil should have acquired by the end of each year group.