Sampford Peverell C of E Primary School
Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Geography Curriculum
Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We want them to develop an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world; they need a comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected. We aim for children to leave our school with the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment. Most of all, we want to develop a genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.
Children 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 give the children opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Sampford Peverell, so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special. We also develop the children’s ability to apply geographical skills to enable them to confidently communicate their findings and geographical understanding to a range of audiences. As part of our teachers’ planning process, they plan a cycle of lessons for each subject, which look ahead for progression and depth as well as concentrating on the geographical skills suited to the age group. Our lessons focus on challenging questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical and open manner. Our children benefit from trips and visiting experts who enhance the learning experiences by providing expert, real knowledge. Appropriate curriculum themed home learning tasks are also set for children to complete with adults at home.
The impact of our planning for these opportunities are Geography lessons which are high-quality, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progression. Our rolling plan over two years ensures that every child has received the full breadth of the Geography curriculum by the time they finish in Year 6. We measure the impact of our curriculum through reflecting on the standards achieved against the planned outcomes and pupil discussions about their learning.