The Curriculum at Wold Newton Primary School. The Intent, implementation and impact of our curriculum- Geography
At Wold Newton we aim to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum ensuring all pupils have access to the topics covered developing pupils interest in both their own surroundings and in the variety of physical and human conditions in the wider world. Geography should provide and interesting and exciting way for pupils to engage with both their local area and fascinating aspects of the world we live in. We believe it is important to provide our children with the ability to use a range of investigative and problem solving skills, both in and outside the classroom, to develop a deep understanding of geography. Geography also has an important link to our eco themes by providing opportunities for pupils to develop their understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development; respecting and caring for their local and global community.
In ensuring high standards of teaching we aim to develop pupils who aspire to learn and develop. Geography is taught through a two year cycle as detailed in our school long term planning. We develop key geographical skills and knowledge building upon these each year as detailed in our curriculum progression sheets; encouraging pupils to question and interrogate data and sources. We believe Geography should be embedded in the curriculum by teaching this through as many other subject areas as possible; we encourage pupils to be proactive in local and global campaigns linked to geographical issues; ensuring that they understand how we can all make a difference. We believe reading and vocabulary development are key skills to learning and development in this and all areas. We encourage experiences through fieldwork and educational visits alongside high quality classroom experiences.
Children will know more, understand more and remember more about Geography. They will reach age appropriate expectations and retain historical knowledge through skills taught through a variety of subjects and mediums. We will know this from questioning them on skills they have developed; work scrutiny and the animated way pupils discuss and celebrate geographical topics within school.