Our subject lead for Geography is North Frodingham year 3/4 teacher Mrs Walters
As we are federated with North Frodingham Primary School some subjects share a subject lead between both schools.
Geography develops pupils’ understanding of the world in which they live through the study of place, space and environment.
Whilst geography provides a basis for pupils to understand their role within the world, by exploring locality and how people fit into a global structure, the subject also encourages children to learn through experience, particularly through practical and fieldwork activities.
Through the teaching of geography, Beeford CE (VC) Primary School aims to:
Increase pupils’ awareness, knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
Develop pupils’ graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps.
Make pupils aware of environmental problems at a local, regional and global level.
Encourage pupils to commit to sustainable development.
Develop a variety of skills, including those in relation to problem-solving, ICT and presenting conclusions in the most appropriate way.
At Beeford CE (VC) Primary School we believe that our children are entitled to a broad and balanced curriculum that creates curiosity about the world and the people of the world. In line with the national curriculum 2014, the curriculum at Beeford CE (VC) Primary School aims to ensure that all pupils:
Gain a clear knowledge of the Earth’s physical and human processes;
Gain and understanding of where places are in the world, what they are like and make comparisons to places familiar to them;
Ask questions to extend their knowledge of the world and meet the curiosity that arises when learning;
Have an extensive basis of geographical vocabulary and general knowledge.
Geography lessons are planned as part of a themed approach giving children the opportunity to develop connections and improve their skills. A progression of geographical skills has been mapped for each year group and is used to ensure that children have opportunities to improve their work. The long-term planning allows children to see parallels to previous topics and extend their growing knowledge of the world as they progress through school. Children take part in field work in their local environment and trips to extend
Through our geography curriculum our children will become engaged, creative, confident geographers with a genuine interest in the subject and the want toc extend their knowledge and skills. Outcomes for each child are recorded at the end of a unit of work and regularly throughout the year and analysed for next steps.