At Holy Family Catholic Primary School we have designed our geography curriculum to inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We do this through regular repetition and recall through Geography Meetings.
Through a focus of ‘Community’ in the Autumn Term in all year groups we aim for teaching to equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We build on pupils’ basic knowledge of the world and help them to grow and deepen their knowledge to develop their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills in the curriculum provide help children to explain how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and changed over time.
Due to the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic, we have considered the amount of time spent on each curriculum area. In our Geography Curriculum we will use the vehicle of Outdoor Education to ensure children remain inspired and curious whilst developing some geographical skills. This will continue to include carefully planned visits and visitors into school in the Autumn Term 2020. The engagement that children have with these experiences will support their learning in English and Maths where lessons are extended over the school day. Leaders in Geography will monitor this over the Autumn Term and consider the knowledge and skills learnt to ensure future planning is focussed.
“Mr Parker this is the best day of my life.” Finley Y2 September 2020
Teachers and leaders focus on different communities around the globe. Our children have an advancing understanding about their own locality and can contrast this with countries around the world. Within each year group the opportunities children are given allow all pupils to develop a deeper understanding of our diverse world. Our pupils can talk with confidence about location and place, human and physical relationships and how they can communicate geographically.