Geography at Christ The King
Our Intent for our Geography Curriculum
Our Geography curriculum is designed to equip pupils with the knowledge and understanding about diverse places, people and resources within natural and human environments. Pupils will develop their geographical skills in order to carry out effective geographical enquiries.
Our Implementation for our Geography Curriculum
Our Geography lessons are based on big questions which are focused on throughout the year. Geography is taught discretely using the Rising Stars scheme of work. As well as completing work inside the classroom, field work is a key part of our Geography curriculum and allows pupils to apply their geographical skills in real-life settings.
In Key Stage 1, pupils investigate their local area and begin to learn about the wider world.
In Key Stage 2, pupils investigate their local area and a contrasting area around the world, finding out about the environment and the people who live there.
Progression will be assessed through evaluation of your child’s written work and consideration of their responses and contributions to discussions.
Please refer to the geography long term plan for a breakdown of individual year groups. Class teachers deliver the geography curriculum throughout the year.
The Impact of our Geography Curriculum
At Christ the King, we would like the children to have thoroughly enjoyed studying Geography, appreciating that there is a great big world beyond their doorstep, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and far into their future. We want our students to be lifelong explorers, gaining a growing curiosity of the world.
Through our geography lessons, pupils will learn key vocabulary and be able to apply their geographical skills to a range of geographical enquiries. Specific skills will have been developed including:
- Interpreting maps, atlases and globes
- Identifying geographical features
- Formulating questions and developing research
- Consider the use of four and six figure grid references and ordinance survey maps
The effectiveness of the Geography curriculum will be evaluated in discussions with the Head teacher, teaching staff and the Geography TLR. Resources, teaching methods, pupils’ experiences and needs will be identified and priorities for amendments to the policy and in-house support will be established.
Support is identified through:
- School development planning
- Curriculum review and evaluation
- Coordinator needs
- Individual needs