Little Dewchurch Primary School

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Geography

Intent

Our intent is that

  • We inspire in pupils a curiosity, fascination and respect about the world and its people that will remain with them.
  • That we stimulate pupils’ interest in their surroundings and encourage children to have a sense of community.
  • We investigate the local area so that they can develop a real sense of where they are and come from, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special.
  • Pupils enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining skills and knowledge not just in the classroom but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
  • All pupils have the opportunity to take part in visits and experiences to places they may never visit.
  • Pupils gain skills which are transferrable to other subjects.
  • Through geography pupils are able to form balanced opinions and a good understanding about current issues in society and the environment such as globalisation and climate change.

We prepare pupils for the future.

Implementation

Implementation will be as follows

  • We will focus our lessons on the knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.
  • All lessons will be planned to show progression and depth across each Key Stage.
  • We want to give geography an importance within the curriculum and enable all children to gain ‘real life’ experiences which will include educational visits to places of geographical value.

Geography skills are taught through the integrated curriculum with particular links with History. Cross curricular links can also be made in numeracy, science, PSHE and ICT.

Impact

The impact of the above will be

  • To provide children with a range of geographical skills and knowledge to encourage enquiry, formulate appropriate questions, develop research skills and evaluate material to inform opinions.
  • To prepare pupils so they are ready for the curriculum in KS3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.
  • To give them an appreciation of what Global Citizenship means and the understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country.
  • Evidence of this will be found in integrated and English books and pupil interviews will be used to gauge their level of understanding and their enjoyment of the subject.

Overview

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 1

Place Knowledge –

Local Area Study of school and surrounding environment - Hereford

Location Knowledge –

 Four countries and capital cities of UK

Human and Physical –

Weather and Seasons

 

Hot and cold areas of the World.

Significant individuals

Amelia Earhart

Amy Johnson

Captain James Cook

 

Year 2

Location Knowledge –

Four countries, capital cities and seas surrounding the UK

Focus on London

Place knowledge –

UK and non-European country study

Location Knowledge -

7 continents and 5 oceans

Human and Physical

Hot and cold areas of the World

Human and Physical –

Weather and Seasons

 

Mapwork including compasses

Significant individuals

Amundsen

Captain Scott Shackleton

Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 3

Human and Physical

Rivers and water cycle

Place knowledge

Local Area

Changing Hereford –

Then and Now

Fieldwork and Maps

Location Knowledge

Locate world’s countries focus on Europe

Significant individuals

Marco Polo

Sir Francis Drake

Year 4

Place knowledge

A region within North or South America

Location Knowledge

Locate world’s countries with focus on N or S America

Human and Physical -

Volcanoes and

earthquakes

Place knowledge

Coastal resorts

Significant individuals

Ptolemy                Ellen McArthur

The Two Plinys       Christopher Columbus Cortez

Year 5

Human and Physical

Mountains

Place knowledge

UK regional study

Location Knowledge

Name and locate counties and cities of UK

Human and Physical

Types of settlement and land use, economic activity and trade links

Significant individuals

Edmund Hilary Sherpa Tensing             Mallory Irving

George Everest                                Chris Bonnington

Year 6

Place knowledge

A region in a European country

Human and Physical

Types of settlement and land use,

economic activity and trade links and distribution of natural resources.

Human and Physical

Climate zones, biomes and vegetable belts

Location Knowledge

Identify position of latitude, longitude etc

Significant individuals

Greta Thunberg            Alexander the Great

David Attenborough        Alexander von Humboldt