Geography at St. Paul's
In Geography, we strive to develop children’s curiosity of the world and people. Through a broad, balanced curriculum, we aim to develop geographical concepts, knowledge and skills whilst ensuring teaching is progressive and enables the children to develop a love for this subject. Through the teaching of Geography, we teach locational and place knowledge, develop children’s understanding of human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.
As well as weekly topic lessons, we encourage educational visits, where children will have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge beyond the classroom. Where possible, local links are encouraged to develop children’s understanding of the local surroundings.
At St Paul’s, the provision of Geography is intended to develop a curiosity about the world and people. Through a broad, balanced curriculum, we will ensure the development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills is progressive and enables the children to develop a love for this subject.
Pupils will understand and use appropriate topic related vocabulary taken from the National Curriculum.
Locational and place knowledge:
Pupils will develop a knowledge of where places are located, both in Britain and the wider world. They will investigate what these places are like and make comparisons.
Geographical Skills and Fieldwork:
Pupils will have the opportunity to develop geographical and fieldwork skills, applying questioning skills to develop enquiries.
Human and Physical Geography:
Pupils will learn the differences between human and physical geography, exploring current environmental issues and exploring ways to look after our environment.
Implementation A well-planned Curriculum, where topics are taught chronologically through each year group allows children to develop their chronological understanding. In addition, creative lessons engage pupils and provide all children the opportunity to develop their geographical skills.
Through thoughtful planning, trips, give children the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge beyond the classroom. Where possible, local links are encouraged to develop children’s understanding of the local surroundings.
Through thoughtful questioning and discussion, children are encouraged to consider differing viewpoints, consolidate existing knowledge and deeper thinking skills.
Resources are audited and purchased by the subject leader. App’s and other classroom materials are shared with relevant year groups.
Through pupil voice discussion and feedback, assessments can be made and changing to the teaching and delivery or the Geography Curriculum can be adapted.
Teachers assess children using I can statements based on National Curriculum objectives and record if children are below national expected level, at national expected level or working about national expected level.
Children are given an opportunity to self-assess upon completing topics by ticking statements which they feel they have achieved. This also enables them to see what they need to do to move forward in their geographical skills.
Children’s work should demonstrate the high standards and expectation of our geography curriculum.
Display boards around school celebrate the children’s achievements in Geography.
Geography is enjoyed by pupils and staff.