Our Vision (Intent)
We aim to create a fascination for pupils to travel and explore the world and all it has to offer. Through a positive learning environment, we provide learning opportunities for every child to engage fully within the geography curriculum. Our aim is that high-quality teaching and learning provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding of the world in which we live and how it has evolved. Alongside the National Curriculum, the geography curriculum develops children’s knowledge and understanding of the importance of the interaction between the physical and the human features of the planet. Each year group has key learning, and key vocabulary that shows a clear progression and development of skills ensuring each child leaves with all the tools and knowledge from a rich curriculum.
The Geography curriculum allows children to explore and make sense of the world. Through their development of skills and learning, geography allows children to learn about their area, compare life in this locality to another locality in the world.
The curriculum allows children to develop and embed skills of curiosity in different areas of the world, allows them to read, interpret and create maps, including ordinance survey maps.
The future of our planet is currently a world-wide focus. The geography curriculum at St Augustine’s allows children to link the impact of the human environment and the physical environment. Many areas of study in the curriculum allow children to explore and gain knowledge how the environment has changed over time and what could happen in the future.
What does this look like in our school? (Implementation)
Geography is taught for 3 half-terms a year, alternating with History.
Each unit starts with giving children key facts and terminology about the unit in a Knowledge Organiser. This knowledge is then built on through high-quality teaching, following the St Augustine's curriculum map below.
At the end of the unit, the children complete a low-stakes quiz to check their learning.
Learning across other subjects in the curriculum is linked to the Geography to give children additional exposure to concepts. Geography-based trips take place every year across the school to give pupils hand-on, real-life experiences to link their learning to.
Geography learning is assessed termly against the statements derived from the National Curriculum.
What's been going on in Geography across school this term?