Goosnargh Oliverson's Primary School

Goosnargh Oliverson's Church of England Primary School

Geography

The National Curriculum states that:

'A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should 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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen 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 provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.'

Intent

It is our intent for the Geography element of our school curriculum to inspire pupils with a fierce curiosity about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should draw pupils towards 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. By revisiting these areas of learning through threads that tie all our curriculum layers together, children will remember more, know more and understand more. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. We want our children to gain confidence and have practical experiences of geographical concepts, underpinning knowledge and skills that explain how and why the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Implementation 

We use a concept-based learning approach. Beginning with key content, we identify concepts that enable us to build a multi-layered project led by Geography and DT skills for a whole term. We frame concepts with an enquiry question to give us a basis for our learning. 

Children are given the opportunity to explore important issues and problems whilst considering how they can make a difference to both their local community and the wider world. 

We have developed a bespoke knowledge-rich curriculum which gives children access to learning and the opportunity to apply that learning in real-life situations.