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Grangetown Primary

Geography

Geography

Page in development, in preparation for September 2021

Intro text?

Intent, Implementation, Impact

Intent

At Grangetown Primary School, our curriculum will inspire the children to have a lifelong curiosity and fascination about the world around them and its people.  We aim to equip the children with knowledge about a range of places, people, natural and human environment. We want the children to have a of the world’s physical and human processes. The children will develop their understanding of the link between physical and human processes and how environments and landscapes are formed and their uses. Our Geography curriculum is carefully sequenced, so that is builds on the knowledge and skills that the children have been previously taught, with clear expectations of what we wish the children to know.

Implementation

Our Geography curriculum is carefully sequenced, so that is builds on the knowledge and skills that the children have been previously taught, with clear expectations of what we wish the children to know. This enables pupils to understand the key concepts, so that they become embedded. For each year group (Years 1-6), we have identified the knowledge we want the children to have and then considered the skills that are best suited to each area. 

Teachers have the autonomy to decide when within the academic year they teach an area of geography and how to make effective links with other subject areas.  Teachers use the long term planning document for geography and use the objectives from it to plan exciting, interesting and engaging topics and lessons.

We also extend the children’s understanding of a curriculum area through well-planned field-trips and visitors to school.

Geography work is recorded in the children’s curriculum exercise books, but links can be found in English books and in Sketch books.

Impact

Through the exciting, interesting and engaging lessons, our children develop a lifelong interest in the world around them and enjoy sharing their knowledge both in class and often as a home based project.  The children enjoy and understand the links made with other subjects.

At school we measure the impact of geography through the children’s ability to demonstrate their skills; through talking to the children about their geography lessons and topics; observations of lessons and monitoring of curriculum books by the geography subject leader.  

Our Policy for Geograpgy

Our Policy for Geography is here.

 Long Term Planning

Our Long Term planning for Geography is here.

Medium Term Planning 

We are currently working on the content and sequencing of our curriculum, so that there is absolute clarity as to the knowledge and skills taught within each 'unit of work'. As part of this, we are ensuring careful progression, so that the knowledge and skills taught in one term or year build upon what has been previously taught, and prepare pupils for future learning. As we complete each part of this work, the planning will be posted on this page.

Medium Term planning at Grangetown has also been expressed in the form of 'contexts for learning'. For examples, see here. This will continue, but these will be underpinned not only by our Long Term Planning but also be carefully sequenced content i.e. knowledge and skills. 

Geography in Action!

Photos e.g. Harehope

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