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All Saints Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Geography

“The study of Geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It ‘s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” 

Barack Obama 

 

Intent

Learning Geography at All Saints is the gaining of knowledge and understanding about the world we live in. It enables us to provoke and then answer questions about the physical, natural, and human world. At All Saints children are taught and encouraged to develop a deeper understanding and knowledge of the world and their own place within it. Our Geography curriculum enables children to learn and develop skills that are transferable to other areas of our school curriculum as well as encouraging them to develop a sense of pride in their local area. Geography is an investigative subject which then develops understanding of concepts, knowledge, and skills and by teaching it we intend to inspire our children to be curious and fascinated about the world and the people within it. We intend to promote and follow the children’s interest and understanding of the diversity of the world’s places and people along with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. 

 

Implementation

Our school curriculum is shaped by our Koinonia values which aim to enable all children to flourish and achieve their full potential. We teach the National Curriculum supported by our clear skills and knowledge progression documents ensuring that they are built on year by year for every child. Existing knowledge is assessed at the start of each new area of Geographical learning, ensuring that teaching is informed by the children’s starting points, taking account of pupil voice. Lessons are designed to provide appropriate challenges to all children, ensuring inclusion for all within our curriculum.  Here at All Saints School, we feel it is important that children become Geographers, immersing them in all areas of the subject. By offering school trips and fieldwork we can teach and encourage the necessary skills to achieve these desired outcomes in understanding the world beyond their local area.

 

Impact

At All Saints School pupils will know and have: 

A passion and commitment to Geographical learning  

An excellent knowledge and understanding of where places are and what they are like. 

Knowledge and understanding of the ways human and physical environments are interrelated.  

An ability to reach conclusions and develop arguments to explain findings. 

A sense of curiosity about the world and its people 

Knowledge of Geographical vocabulary  

Developed fieldwork, geographical and enquiry skills, and techniques. 

The ability to express well balanced opinions informed by their own substantive and disciplinary knowledge, including current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.