It is our intent for the Geography element of our school curriculum to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. 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. By revisiting these areas of learning regularly children will remember more, know more and understand more. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. We want our children to gain confidence and have practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
At Freemantle, our geography curriculum follows the National Curriculum and provides children with an array of enriching opportunities, with a strong focus on outdoor learning. Our children experience a wide range of school trips, including a number of local area visits to develop the children’s awareness of their locality. In lessons, children develop their geographical enquiry skills though exploring physical environments, human interactions and how the two areas intertwine with each other.
The children will achieve age related expectations in Geography at the end of their cohort year. They will retain knowledge that is pertinent to geography with a real-life context. The children will understand how geography ‘happens’ in their local area. They will have a good understanding about the world around them and how it has been shaped. Children will work collaboratively to solve problems and explain the processes that they have taken/observed within a real-life context. Children will act as good citizens within their local community.
Progression of Skills and Knowledge
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Medium Term Plans