“The intent of our Geography curriculum is to deliver high-quality lessons that inspire all pupils to have an understanding of the world both near and afar. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to have first-hand experiences and be curious about the world, which supports their learning and interest. We want to provide opportunities to build on their prior learning and develop as Global Citizens. This will help to embed our values such as respect and responsibility.”
At St Michael’s, our Geography education aims to inspire pupils to be curious and fascinated about the world and the people who live in it.
Teaching should equip 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 should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes.
Children will learn through real-life experiences, exciting theme days and engage with the local community and the surrounding area to develop their geographical knowledge.
Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progression. If children are on track with curriculum expectations, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. Outcomes in Theme books evidence a broad and balanced Humanities Curriculum. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
• Reflecting on standards achieved against the planned outcomes
• Children retaining knowledge that is pertinent to Geography
• Children’s enjoyment of Geography lessons and keenness to find out more about the area they are studying
• Evidence of work showing a range of topics covered, cross curriculum links and differentiated work
• High standards in Geography that match standards in other subjects such as English and Maths
• Frequent subject leader learning walks, observations, book monitoring and staff training ensures teachers knowledge and understanding of Geography remains up to date
• SLT are kept informed through feedback from moderations, subject reports and annual subject action plans as well as classroom drop ins and observations.