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St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith

GEOGRAPHY

The St Swithun's curriculum for Geography.

The Subject Leader for Geography is Mrs Oxborough.

 

It is our intent that through our Geography curriculum our children will be inspired with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

By revisiting these areas of learning regularly children will remember more, know more and understand more. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

We want our children to gain confidence and have practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

 

Geography in the curriculum 

  • We use the National Curriculum to guide our teaching & learning plans
  • Subject Key Learning and Progression grids are used to develop long term planning.
  • Teachers use the long term planning to plan units of work and individual lessons. These are supported through Schemes of Work developed by the Royal Geographical Society

Geography in the Early Years

The EYFS framework is structured very differently to the national curriculum as it is organised across seven areas of learning rather than subject areas. The aim of this document is to help subject leaders to understand how the skills taught across EYFS feed into national curriculum subjects. This document demonstrates which statements from the 2020 Development Matters are prerequisite skills for geography within the national curriculum. The table below outlines the most relevant statements taken from the Early Learning Goals in the EYFS statutory framework and the Development Matters age ranges for Three and Four-Year-Olds and Reception to match the programme of study for geography.

The most relevant statements for geography are taken from the following areas of learning:

• Mathematics

• Understanding the World

Geography: Key Skills & progression in learning

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