Progression in Geography Vocabulary
Without Geography, you’re nowhere.
Intent - what do we teach?
The aim of Geography is to provide an enriching and high-quality curriculum, that inspires our pupils to develop a curiosity and fascination about their world and the people in it. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about the differences and diversity of places and people together with resources found in the natural and human environment. Children will be taught to develop their knowledge of physical and human processes and the formation and use of landscapes and environments. We hope to foster a love of learning for Geography, as the children gain knowledge and skills through class-based learning and experience alongside hands-on fieldwork and trips. A breadth of vocabulary is derived from the context of the class text as well as the national curriculum with the purpose of creating and expanding a rich and wide selection of terminology.
Implementation - how do we teach it?
Our Geography curriculum has been progressively planned across the year groups. Geography is associated to our book-based curriculum and has a significant presence at the beginning of the school term where all pupils have the opportunity to explore people and places belonging to the core text. Key skills are also built on year upon year with key concepts being specifically taught within each year group. Geography is taught with cross curricular links planned, wherever possible, to achieve a holistic approach and maximise curriculum coverage. We offer opportunities for children to go out and participate in ‘real life’ experiences, providing engagement through visits and studying localities first-hand. Place knowledge is developed through each year group, linking places to our book-based curriculum to develop context and deepen a breadth of understanding.
Impact - what impact is our teaching having?
As teaching is cross curricular, evidence of a balanced curriculum will be evident within pupils’ books. Coverage will be balanced and varied across the school. The measure of impact is the desirable acquisition of geographical skills and knowledge that will equip pupils with the tools that they will need for life as an adult in the wider world.