Intent, Implementation, Impact
Through Geography we aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Geography equips children with knowledge and understanding of our local area, Britain and the wider world. We understand we will be better at demonstrating both our school values of Love, Respect and Courage, and our British Values, when we understand the whole world and its similarities and differences.
At Andrews’ our children learn about physical and human geography. In physical geography, they study patterns and processes in the natural environment. In human geography, they study communities, cultures, economies and human interactions with the environment.
We learn through a series of enquiry-based units. Each unit begins with a key question which the children investigate as a class. By the end of the unit, the children have enough knowledge to answer the original question.
Throughout the units our children will have continued to develop the skill set they have been working on since their earliest geographical experiences.
We focus on developing the following skill areas:
- To use maps at different scales
- To use compass directions
- To use aerial photos and plans
- To use fieldwork skills such as observation, measuring, recording and presenting
Our geography curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. Topics are chosen to enthuse the children and ensure the teaching of the key geography knowledge and skills, and maintain progression. Investigative learning opportunities are used to help children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of each skill.
We measure the impact of our Geography curriculum through the following methods: speaking to pupils about their learning; evidence in books and from practical work; termly teacher assessment and lesson visits.
By the time children leave Andrews’ Endowed CE Primary School they will have an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like. Children will have a deeper understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how this affects landscapes and environments. They will be prepared for the next phase of their education and have a passion for Geography, and a sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live in it.