Geography

Our Rolling Program for Geography is tailored to mixed-age classes and our knowledge and skills progression document shows how we teach the knowledge and skills for this subject. 
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YEAR B YEAR 1,2 & 3
Year B Year 4,5 & 6

Intent

Understanding the world in and beyond the local environment

In our diverse society, our children need to understand other people and cultures. Geographical knowledge, concepts and skills are essential components of a broad and balanced curriculum. Teaching will equip our 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 processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

Implementation

Geography aims to provide pupils with a thorough understanding of locational and place knowledge; human and physical geography; geographical skills and fieldwork.

We aim to ensure that children have a wide knowledge of the world and our human impact on it and that they have the skills to collect and communicate geographical information. They are taught and expected to use the correct geographical terminology as new knowledge and skills are developed.

Assessment

Assessment  is viewed as building a picture over time of a child's learning progress across the curriculum and is viewed as an integral part of teaching and learning.  

Assessment for learning (AFL) and Visible Learning underpin all learning. A variety of feedback is used to inform the pupils about their learning so that they become more involved in their own learning and from this gain confidence in what they are expected to learn and how to progress it further. 

Core success criteria and learning intentions are used to track pupils understanding of their learning.

Pupil Retrieval Practices include: 

KWL grids, quizzes, concept/ mind maps, questioning, success criteria, learning intentions and pupil targets. 

 

Whole School Tracking and Progress 

We use iTRACK which is the online pupil tracking software that uses powerful data analysis to track pupil progress and attainment in real time.