Woolsery Primary School: Geography
Our children will learn key vocabulary related to the study of geography. They will experience a range of investigations or fieldwork, and research, to find out about the world around them. This includes handling maps and making links between the graphic representation and the physical locality, using aerial photos and satellite technology to make links with features which may not be visible from the Earth’s surface, handling data about aspects of human geography, understanding atlases, symbols and keys.
Our children will understand and compare human and physical features and processes, including climate. Our children have opportunities to learn and re-cap the key geographical knowledge set out in the National Curriculum: Where possible, geographical topics shuld culminate in a final outcome, whether concepts are taught as a stand-alone subject or as part of a connected curriculum approach.
Teachers will follow the 2 year rolling programme to ensure geographical coverage and opportunities for a connected model with other subject disciplines.
Planning will come from the school’s progression and impact map, which is aligned to the outcomes in the National Curriculum. Teachers will be free to use supplementary resources to support their topic from a range of suppliers, but will always use a first-hand learning approach where possible and practicable. Geographical learning will usually be recorded in geography books unless the practical nature of the learning episode makes this unnecessary.
Knowledge Organisers will be used to secure facts in long term memory and each organiser is a record of the basic coverage for each geographical unit to be studied.