“Through Geography we have a better understanding of our society and the environment.”
At Britannia we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at Britannia enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops and understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Britannia and also to their further education and beyond
Geography at Britannia is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children can achieve depth in their learning. Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills of each blocked topic and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school.
Relevant vocabulary to the topics being taught is explained and built upon as through the year groups.
A mini field work topic linked to environmental issues is undertaken by every class throughout the school.
Termly welly walks should take place to complement and enhance children’s learning.
Through the teaching of geography children are aware that actions taken by them have an effect on their own and world environments.
At the end of each topic an assessment sheet is completed stating where each child is working with samples of work attached as evidence.
Children present what they have learnt at the end of a unit of work e.g. by presentation, model, book, green screen, mind map.
Observations, book looks, chats with children and presentations are used to monitor the geography being taught across school.