At Walderslade Primary School, through the teaching of geography, we aim to stimulate pupil’s interest and wonder in the world around them. The curriculum is designed to allow progression of pupil’s knowledge and skills.
The National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine including their defining physical and human characteristics
- Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world
- Are competent in the geographical skills needed to collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork
- Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs
- Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at
Our school uses the National Curriculum framework for 2014 as the basis for its curriculum planning and progression steps in geography. Geography is planned and taught within our termly topic areas and knowledge organisers are provided for pupils which outline the main facts, vocabulary and skills to be covered in that area. Medium planning ensures that there is sufficient depth and coverage of knowledge and progression across year groups is ensured through the use of progression maps which detail the key learning to be carried out in each year group. Lessons are planned and delivered to enable all children in the class to access and make appropriate progress in geography. Termly review and mapping of topic books ensures coverage across geography over the year.