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Geography

At Welbourn Churhc of England Primary School we learn geography to understand our physical world, how it changes and affects us and the living things within it. Geography is broken down into these fundamental key concepts:

  • Locational knowledge
  • Place knowledge
  • Human and physical knowledge
  • Geographical skills and fieldwork

 

Intent – view our detailed Long Term plans for each Key Stage. These include:

  • The Geography POS from the National Curriculum 
  • Knowledge objectives for locational and place
  • Knowledge objectives for human geography
  • Knowledge objectives for physical geography
  • Knowledge objectives for geographical understanding and skills
  • Tier 2 Key vocabulary

Implementation

Prior to the topic

  • Knowledge organisers to be sent home prior to teaching the topic, these will include the key facts and vocabulary which are essential for every child to know. These will be referred to throughout the topic and the children will take part in a variety of low stakes activities at the beginning of every lesson.
  • Children will complete a pre learning task to see what they already know and remember, this will act as a baseline but teachers must consider the previously taught knowledge and skills already taught in the curriculum.

 

During a topic

  • At the beginning of a topic and throughout the topic, children will consider and recap where the geography that they are learning fits locally and globally.
  • Each lesson children will be reminded of the key knowledge that they learnt previously and how this links to current learning.
  • Specialist key vocabulary will be explicitly taught at the beginning and throughout a topic.
  • Lessons will include geographical enquiry – children will be encouraged to follow their own lines of enquiry as well as creating their own.
  • Lessons will be delivered through carefully considered content, resources and perspectives ensuring that the children experience a rounded view of a country to prevent a ‘single story approach’.
  • Children will be encouraged to make connections and comparisons, investigate places and patterns, to understand cause and effect and appreciate the world around them.
  • Children will take part in field work and outdoor opportunities to develop skills in meaningful contexts.  
  • Children will be encouraged to use a range of sources to access information, such as the internet, Google Earth, globes, atlases, maps, ordnance survey maps, local street plans.
  • Geography learning will be presented in a range of ways – this will include using a range of cross curricular opportunities such as IT, maths, writing, art.
  • Children will be expected to create an extended piece of writing at least once per half term.
  • Teachers will adapt learning to meet the needs of all children, using differentiation and adult support.
  • Elaborative questioning, using Blooms taxonomy, will be used to challenge pupils.
  • Trips and visitors will be used to enhance learning experiences.
  • Learning walls will include the topic title, key vocabulary, a world map and key facts to scaffold learning.

 

Impact

A reflection and evaluation of standards against the learning outcomes (LTPs)We monitor the impact of children’s learning through:

  • Tracking pupil knowledge in pre and post assessments, including use of knowledge organisers in low stakes testing.
  • Pupil discussions
  • Monitoring books.

 

 

Please click on the links to see our long term school overviews:

Reception and Year 1 2020-21

KS2 2020-21