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“A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.”  

(THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM)  

Vision 

  • Children enjoy the subject. 

  • Teachers confidently cover the National Curriculum, with a clear understanding of progression. 

  • Geography gives children the opportunity to develop their writing skills. 

A pupil survey in 2019, alongside professional conversations between colleagues, gave an insight into the areas of Geography children enjoy. Practical field-based activities scored well. Teachers who had taken advantage of the school grounds (building dens, studying the landscape and discussing the best site for settlements) reported high levels of engagement and enthusiasm for the subject. Staff working together in their “Triad” groups, as directed by the Geography lead, will develop best practice so that excellence and enjoyment become embedded.  

“Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.” (THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM) 

The Geography Leader will, where necessary, provide resources that will support this requirement. With diversity in mind, children will learn about inspirational individuals alongside their localities. 

Children expressed a fondness for learning about new places and cultures. They specifically mentioned that they enjoyed learning about an inspirational people who are linked to the regions being studied.   

The Geography leader will work with colleagues to ensure they are familiar with the National Curriculum. Teachers will know what their children have studied, and plan carefully to harness their curiosity and develop the next stage of learning.   

The strategy for supporting the teaching of Geography has three strands, each designed to be homogenous; manageable in terms of workload but with the best possible outcomes for children.   

Calverley CE School will:  

* Prepare a bespoke, concise version of the National Curriculum for each teacher and work with them to ensure full curriculum coverage.   

* Provide resources for each year group that will link a geographical concept with an inspirational person.  

* Work with each teacher to develop Geography writing challenges designed to give opportunities for higher level writing.    

 The National Curriculum provides the legal framework for breadth of geographical concepts to be studied, while specifically stating that children should be inspired, curious, and fascinated by their lessons.  Teachers who are familiar with the National Curriculum, will be encouraged to design inspiring lessons, and teach the fundamental skills that will develop a love of learning in this subject. At Calverley CE School we provide linked resources which will facilitate the appropriate level of challenge, while giving children the opportunities to write at greater depth. Geography will be studied three half terms per year. All teachers will have access to long term plans for all year groups. Every year group’s long term planning will be accessible online so teachers can build on prior knowledge.  

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Geography –

Place Knowledge

Comparing Calverley and Leeds City

Geography –

Locational Knowledge

Four countries, cities and characteristics

Geography –

Human and Physical Geography

Coasts

Concept – Tourism

 

Year 2

Geography -

Locational Knowledge

Seven continents and five oceans

The City of Leeds

Geography -

Place Knowledge

Comparing Leeds and an African city

Geography -

Human and Physical Geography

Vegetation Belts

 Concept – Biomes

Year 3

Geography -

Human and Physical Geography

Volcanoes, Mountains and Earthquakes

Concept – Tectonics

Geography -

Place Knowledge

Comparing Yorkshire to a region in N. America

Geography -

Locational Knowledge

Countries, cities and their characteristics

Year 4

Geography -

Human and Physical Geography

The Poles

Concept – The Water Cycle

Geography –

Place Knowledge

Comparing Yorkshire to a region in Europe (Germany) 

Geography –

Locational Knowledge

Land-use patterns

Year 5

Geography -

Place Knowledge

Comparing Yorkshire to a region in Europe (Greece)

Geography -

Locational Knowledge

Features of Navigation

Geography -

Human and Physical Geography

Oceans, seas and rivers

Concept – Climate change and plastic pollution

Year 6

Geography –

Place Knowledge Comparing Yorkshire to a region in South America (Mexico)

Geography –

Locational Knowledge

Counties and cities of the UK

Geography -

Human and Physical Geography

Rainforests

Concept - Natural resources and international trade

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