Subject co-ordinator: Tim Sewards
Although we follow the National Curriculum we do not restrict our learning to these areas and our teaching will reflect current issues such as natural disasters, climate change and pollution. Most recently, we were invited to have an air monitor installed outside the school to measure air pollution in Barford. We encourage pupils to share their visits around the UK and across the world with the class and then locate these on a map.
Pupils may take part in various activities in school such as map reading, traffic surveys and investigating local rivers and lakes. We believe the children at Barford St Peter’s should be given the tools and opportunities to deeper their understanding through visitors, trips and access to excellent ICT programs which support their learning.
Information about topics are shared with parents at home and topic days are celebrated through welcoming parents into school and through Twitter.
The School aims to provide a high quality Geography curriculum to inspire, challenge and engage children to understand more about the world around them. This is through teaching key concepts such as place, space, scale, environment, interconnections and physical and human processes. The School will provide children with opportunities to participate in field work and to develop their key geographical skills to inspire a love of learning.
The teaching and implementation of the Geography Curriculum at the School is based on the National Curriculum and is taught through our topic work but highlighted to the children as an independent subject. The School focuses on developing the skills necessary for children to understand the changes of the world around them and the impact that they have on the world.
Geography is an essential part of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage as it is incorporated in everyday learning. Teachers support and extend all learners in order for all pupils to be motivated to understand, achieve and succeed. Challenges, quizzes and research opportunities make learning fun and gives children the opportunity to engage further with the subject.
Children at the School will be able to understand geographical concepts and have an understanding of the environment that shapes the world that we live in today. They will have developed skills such as problem solving, asking and answering questions, collecting data, testing and evaluating hypotheses as well as developing a sense of intrigue. The children will be well equipped to use these skills across other areas of learning, this will allow them to progress in their learning as they move away from primary education into Key Stage 3 and for life in the wider world.
Geography Skills Progression
Geography National Curriculum