Our Geography curriculum across the year groups allows children to become inquisitive and active learners in the key areas of the subject - Map skills, Locational knowledge, place knowledge and human and physical Geography. Clear progression of these different areas have been mapped out and Geographical vocabulary is shared and displayed to children throughout topics. The quality opportunities the children have to learn map skills in our school is a strength and we regularly use our local area for this.
Exciting starting points are often used in our Geography topics to stimulate and engage children. Prior learning is always built upon and sometime this can be shown through our Think, Talk, Do strategy. This is regularly used to give children ownership of their learning, motivate them and develop their further understanding. A real highlight to our curriculum are our Geography trips, including residential trips. These trips really help create excitement and a natural curiosity about topics. Our Geography curriculum celebrates different cultures and backgrounds through the topics studied.
Our Park Rangers and Eco-School Council encourages pupil voice which in turn supports growth mindsets and self esteem. The children really show their passion for the subject and make sure important aspects are effectively communicated to others and are acted upon,
in assemblies, with governors, staff and the community to address and develop areas of the school and local area. These roles prepare children to be responsible individuals for the future.