Our Intent for our Geography Curriculum
Our geography curriculum is designed to equip pupils with the knowledge and understanding about diverse places, people and resources within natural and human environments. Pupils will develop their geographical skills in order to carry out effective geographical enquiries. The curriculum builds on skills and knowledge from previous years, ensuring fluid progression, and where possible links with the local environment.
Our Implementation for our Geography Curriculum
Our geography lessons are based on big questions which are focussed on throughout the year. The curriculum is implemented through half termly topics. Pupils are given opportunities to lead their own lines of geographic enquiries and record their findings in a variety of ways. As well as completing work inside the classroom, field work is a key part of our geography curriculum and allows pupils to apply their geographical skills in real-life settings. In Key Stage 1, pupils investigate their local area and begin to learn about the wider world. In Key Stage 2, pupils investigate their local area and a contrasting area, finding out about the environment and the people who live there. Class teachers deliver the geography curriculum throughout the year, with three topic units for each year group in our curriculum having a strong geography focus.
The Impact of our Geography Curriculum
Through our geography lessons, pupils should learn key vocabulary and be able to apply their geographical skills to a range of geographical enquiries. Specific skills will have been developed including:
- Drawing and interpreting maps
- Identifying geographical features
- Formulating questions and developing research skills
Additional opportunities for Geography are through our Global Learning, International Links, Residential visits and lots of opportunities for learning in our school groups and in the local community.
Throughout our Geography curriculum at Broad Oak, all pupils will explore and understand the world in which we live and the human and physical processes that shape it. We offer a broad and balanced approach to learning through a topic based, creative curriculum to ensure our children are given the opportunity to stimulate their enquiring, curious minds. For each topic covered, all pupils will develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge. This will be met through the relevant teaching of the following key skills: mapping, fieldwork, enquiry and investigation, communication, and use of ICT/technology.
To find out what each class is up to in geography this term, please see the “Children” section and click on the topic letter for each class.