What will children learn?
At Radwinter CofE Primary School, we hope to inspire a curiosity in children about the world around them and help to provoke and provide answers to questions about natural and human aspects of the world.
Geography is an investigative subject, and at Radwinter CofE Primary School, geographical knowledge and skills are progressive, sequenced to provide an explanation of how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.
The curriculum is designed so that children are continually building on what they already know. Drawing on what they have been learning in other subjects (e.g. comparing how Stone Age made use of land with how land is used in our local area today), questions are raised to provoke careful thought about their place in the world. The knowledge and skills the children develop are transferable to other areas of the curriculum, such as SMSC, as well as RE and History.
The curriculum will equip pupils with:
- Locational knowledge about where both human and physical environments can be found
- An understanding of place and the features that define a location
- A range of skills to give purpose to their understanding
How will children be taught?
We weave our geography lessons through our topic-based teaching, making purposeful links to wider areas of the curriculum. Although we create a topic-based approach, geography is taught as a discrete subject and is addressed as such. It is important that children understand that they are taking part in a geography lesson and that their learning correlates to their understanding on location and place. A spiral curriculum ensures that although learning is new and challenging, sometimes we revisit previously covered units. When this happens, the learning that takes place does so with greater depth, allowing children to embed previous learning, but also deepen their current understanding.
CofE Primary School,
- Assess knowledge and vocabulary before and after a unit
- Share good practice in staff meetings
- Moderate both with staff in school and at other settings
- Mark written work in books against our marking policy
If you would like further information on the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.