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Geography

Geography at  Breckon Hill Primary School

Curriculum Intent

“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.”

The National Curriculum 2014

We aim:

  • to build a geographical curriculum that develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of their world around them so that children know more, remember more and understand more. This is through the use of: -planning with the National Curriculum -progression grid -subject specific content -appropriate connections to other curriculum areas
  • to build a geographical curriculum that endorses the importance for outdoor learning to build a curiosity for learning to help them to know more, remember more and understand more.

Curriculum Implementation

Emphasis is placed on learning opportunities to help children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of each unit of work covered throughout the school. We make links to work in history, English and science when delivering our geography curriculum. Visits to places within and beyond the locality are used to develop children’s understanding of the world in which they live. We would love to visit some of the ‘far away’ places we study through our geography curriculum but have to explore these places using online research and atlases!  Many of our children already have experiences of ‘far away’ places and we are fortunate enough to draw on these when we can.

Curriculum Impact

It is our aim that the geography curriculum equips children with key knowledge and skills set out in the National Curriculum, but also with a sense of awareness of themselves as people within a wider world and the impact that they, as people, can have upon the world in which they live. We want children to see themselves as global citizens.

Geography is assessed and developed through the use of Foundation Subject Formative Assessment.

The impact of the geography curriculum is monitored by the subject leader and evidenced in an annual portfolio.

Learn more about Geography:

http://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/Where-you-live/North-East/Tees-Valley-Wildlife-Trust

http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/help-the-hoggame/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/geography.shtml

http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/World_G4_name_input.html

https://www.yourschoolgames.com/schools/breckon-hill-primary-school/

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