Information and Documents
Our Intent for our Geography Curriculum
At Christ the King, Geography education entrusts us to show children how they can contribute to building a better world. Aligned with our faith, Geography enables us to establish shared human values to support, build and sustain a preferred future. Our aim is to inspire and promote analytical thinking about the world (God’s creation) in awe and wonder and our place within it. We want to ensure children develop their knowledge of location and relationships (space/navigation), environment both physical and human (place/location) and changes in perspective from the local to the global (scale/exploration).
Our Implementation for our Geography Curriculum
At Christ the King, Geography teaching is underpinned by the NC through using the Rising Stars geography scheme to help ensure progression and support good subject knowledge. Whilst in EYFS, Geography will be taught predominantly through the area of ‘Knowledge and Understanding of the World’. The curriculum has been designed to meet the individual needs of our children (progression map). Geography is taught in a half term block so learning is sequential and progressive; thus, allowing our children to know their previous learning and next steps. At the beginning of each unit children receive a knowledge organiser to outline the key concepts children will learn in a particular unit of work and expose them to key vocabulary. Each lesson pupils are given opportunity to showcase what they have learnt through answering a big question to help make learning more memorable. We support learning by providing opportunities for fieldwork to be carried out either locally or further afield. Teachers are also encouraged to use a range of resources and technology such as videos, photographs and newspaper articles to help to create an immersive learning environment.
The Impact of our Geography Curriculum
We believe the teaching of geography in our school will nurture each child’s identity and self-importance in the world. In order to ensure our aims and intent have been met, we scrutinise what children have learnt through:
- Questioning during lesson time (AFL strategies).
- Evidence in thematic books and learning journals.
- Assessing children’s knowledge of key component learning as set out within schemes of work.
- Assessing the quality of children’s explanation of ‘Big Questions’.
- Assessing children’s understanding of topic linked vocabulary.
- Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice conversations).
- Moderation and scrutiny of pupil’s books and professional dialogue between teachers to assess the quality of children’s learning.
- Sharing good practice in staff meetings.
- Marking of written work in books against the school’s marking policy.
Should you wish to see these documents please contact Miss Mulligan who will happily discuss these with you.