At Poverest Primary School we aim that our Geography curriculum will enable children to become enthusiastic learners in this foundation subject. They will learn about the human and physical features of the world around them, developing a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at Poverest allows children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas along with a wider geographical vocabulary. The Geography knowledge and skills are progressive throughout the children's time at Poverest with lessons that create awe and wonder about the world giving the children the eagerness to want to find out more in the subject in the next year group. We promote high expectations and aspirations for the children creating a lifelong love of the subject. Our pupils are encouraged to recognise that they have a voice and to use it confidently to debate topics that they feel passionate about, for example, deforestation or renewable energy. We aim to produce well- rounded individuals by providing our children with opportunities to expand their cultural capital and experiences of the world.
We teach the National Curriculum Geography statements which are outlined on Hamilton Trust and this is supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. The local area is fully utilised to achieve desired outcomes, with opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practice. School trips and fieldwork are provided to give first hand experiences, which enhance children’s understanding of the world beyond their locality. At the start of each new Geography block, a knowledge organiser is at the front of the children’s book which they are able to refer to throughout the term. High quality displays are prevalent throughout the school, with key questions provoking children's knowledge and understanding are used.
By the end of KS2 our children will know more, understand more and remember more about Geography and the world. They will be motivated and inspired to continue their learning as they progress to KS3. Progress and knowledge is measured through a variety of ways. This is from the evidence of learning produced by the children in their books, on Google Classroom and looking at displays throughout the school. Children also take part in pupil voice activities such as questioning about their current and previous learning and what they are looking forward to learning and which skills they want to progress in the subject.
The data of children's understanding is collected through formative and summative assessments. These can be exciting online quizzes or written exams. The data is constantly being reviewed to look for any noticeable gaps in learning and then addressed as to how this can be improved so the subject can continue to move forward and be exciting for the children to learn.
Have a go at some of the games and quizzes on the National Geographic website