Through our Geography curriculum we are able to utilise the many voices of our diverse community to encourage our children to become passionate and positive activists. Pupils are encouraged to show courage and be brave enough to use their many voices to express their opinions about the environment, and at the same time show respect for our local, national and international community. Our Geography curriculum also promotes a real sense of creativity through the different ways pupils can interpret and work with sources, enabling them to present their work, opinions and ideas innovatively. Through a spaced retrieval practice approach, our curriculum is structured to introduce and revisit knowledge, following the principles of instruction, guided by understanding how the memory works and cognitive load theory.
You can see a full overview of the intent, implementation and impact of our Geography curriculum here.
Through the Geography curriculum our children will:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
- become competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length
- understand how physical and human geography contribute towards cultural diversity and uniqueness
- articulate their knowledge and understanding of geography and being a geographer