Christ Church Pellon C of e VC Primary School

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Geography

INTENT

Our curriculum for geography aims to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Through a high quality geography education, our children will gain knowledge and deepen their understanding of the diversity of natural and human environments, and the interaction between people, places and resources.

Our geography topics are linked to experiences, such as fieldwork, visits and outside experts coming into the classroom to share their knowledge, to further embed the learning.

IMPLEMENTATION

At Christ Church we recognise the need to embed learning by revisiting and recalling previously learned knowledge at the start of each new topic. This is further emphasised by the Knowledge Organisers that go home with each child prior to the new topic, detailing the links to previous learning, the key vocabulary and the sticky knowledge that we wish to gain during that particular topic. The Knowledge Organisers are also stuck in the front of their books and referred to throughout the topic teaching.

Children will develop their locational and place knowledge, and deepen their understanding of human and physical geography, through studying a range of topics:

In KS1 the children learn about their locality (Our Local Area; Hebden Bridge), the UK (Town, Country & Seaside; UK Cities & Countries), the world (Hot & Cold Places; Australia).

In KS2 the children learn more about their locality and the UK (UK counties [West Yorkshire]; The UK – who we are; UK rivers [River Calder]; Whitby; Natural & Manmade Disasters [Flooding in Calder Valley], and physical and human aspects of the wider world (South America - Rainforests; Living in the Freezer; St Lucia – Earthquakes & Volcanoes; Oceans; Kenya; Europe including Russia; Mountains; North America; Natural & Manmade Disasters).