Miss Stock is responsible for Geography. This means ensuring there is an ambitious curriculum set, supporting teachers to implement it through high-quality lessons and checking that everything is helping children to know more, remember more and do more.
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Purpose of Study
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.
The National Curriculum - Geography key stages 1 to 2
develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
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These are our big takeaways called ‘threshold concepts’ - an overview of what we want pupils to know. They are the same for every year group and help us to ensure we build learning on the same ideas, that way we help children to be able to remember more meaningful connections rather than remembering isolated facts.
Human features and landmarks are man-made and include transportation across the world.
A settlement is a place where people live. Land use and water systems include agriculture and leisure.
Four seasons affect the weather and temperature of a country. This can have extreme effects on a settlement.
A physical process is a process that occurs naturally, such as the weather, earthquakes and the water cycle.
Atlases, globes and aerial photographs can help develop our understanding of the location of countries, cities and landmarks.
Using fieldwork and primary and secondary resources, we can identify, observe and collect data ready to analyse and draw conclusions.
We can construct a geographical enquiry by asking questions and gathering evidence.
Natural and man-made materials can be found in the natural environment but can also affect the world in different ways.
Physical features are naturally-created features of the earth, which may change over time.
It is important to protect our environment from pollution and damage. Our environment is made up of different zones.
The world is made up of seven continents and five oceans. Each continent is made up of countries and cities.
The UK is made up of four countries and is in the continent of Europe.
The time in a country is affected by the location of the country. We can see if a country is above or below the equator.
Using a compass and grid references can help us to position and locate features of an area on a map or Ordnance Survey.
Maps are made up of symbols, keys, contour lines and four or six-figure grid references.
After research and/or fieldwork, we can discuss similarities and differences between two places.
Significant places hold importance to a country, but may pose problems for the citizens.
A place may change over time due to tourism, physical changes or man-made changes.
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Here is an overview of what we expect children to be taught, know and do by the end of each year group.