Trumacar Nursery and Community Primary School

Geography

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Welcome to our page all about Geography.

Subject Leader: Vicki van Mechelen

Governor with responsibility: Carol Williamson

All policies are available on the Policies page.

Our Vision (Intent):

I hope for all pupils to achieve high standards and a good knowledge of Geography, which includes: Location knowledgePlace knowledge Human and physical geography Geographical skills and field work To be able to understand their geographical place in the World and develop their understanding of global climate issues and empower them with knowledge to make an informed decision about these issues.
By the end of Year 2 pupils will have been taught: Pupils should develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.
By the end of Year 4 pupils will have been taught: Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.
By the end of Year 6 pupils will have an awareness of and had the experience of: Pupils should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.

Behind the Vision:

I am aiming to build on the current good practice in Geography and develop the enthusiasm in teaching and learning across the school. I would like to achieve this by developing fieldwork in all Geography units, so children have real tangible experiences to link learning to. Children will develop a personal connection to their Geography learning and be able to make their own connections based on these experiences. I also believe that all Geography units should include an Eco focus so the children are engaging with the current global issues. For example, UKS2 looking at deforestation and global warming, LKS2 learning about seas and oceans linked to the plastic pollution/water pollution. Or KS1 learning about their local area linked to littering.

In order to achieve the vision:

  1. Develop the use of fieldwork and Global issues
  2. CPD. Attend and disseminate CPD amongst staff.
  3. Assess the current impact of teaching and skill progression through interviewing children, book monitoring and observing lessons when focussing on Geography in the monitoring cycle.

Planning and progression of our curriculum:

Year 1-2

Year AField WorkWeather Around the WorldWorld Geography
Year BUK GeographyLocal GeographyMap Skills

Year 3-4

Year AEuropeNorth AmericaSettlements and Land Use including Field Work
Year BUnited Kingdom – Counties and CitiesMapping Skills – The WorldVolcanoes and Earthquakes

Year 5-6

Year AGlobal Issues and Ecology and Eden ProjectThe Lake District, Rivers and MountainsHuman Geography Comparisons
Year BMap Skills and Field WorkSouth AmericaThe Water Cycle including Field Work