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Nursery School

Geography

Geography Curriculum

Intent

Geography at Trinity should inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Our children will be given the opportunity to investigate a range of places – both in Britain and abroad – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes.

We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Exeter and Devon so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special.

We want our children to see themselves as Geographers and in doing so, developing characteristics such as:

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world
  •  An comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary
  • Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills, as well as effective presentation techniques
  • The ability to reach clear conclusions and explain their findings
  • Excellent fieldwork skills as well as other geographical aptitudes and techniques
  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment
  • A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.

 

Implementation

As part of this planning process, teachers need to plan the following:

A knowledge organiser which outlines the knowledge (including vocabulary) that all children must master and apply in lessons.

 A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth concentrating on the geographical skills suited to the age group.

A low stakes quiz which is tested regularly to support learners’ ability to block learning and increase space in the working memory.

Challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner

 Trips and visiting experts who will enhance the learning experience

Appropriate curriculum themed home learning tasks which children complete with adults at home.

The content of the learning environments will be consistent in supporting children’s understanding of geography. There will be a clear progression of skills and knowledge between year groups.

 

Impact

Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression.

We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

We use summative assessment in the form of Tapestry to show achievement and progression in geographical knowledge and skills.

A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.

Tracking of gains in each quiz.

Children can talk about their learning in Geography confidently- (Verbal feedback, 1:1 conferencing and peer assessment.

Children are ready for the next stage of their education.

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