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Reculver CofE Primary School

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Geography

“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?” 

Michael Palin 

At Reculver CEP School we aim to help develop children's curiosity in both their immediate surroundings and in places and environments in the wider world.  Through high quality teaching we encourage an interest, fascination and desire to investigate a variety of human and physical characteristics of different places, both local and afar, through purposeful research and careful questioning.  

As a child journeys through the school, our progression document shows how their knowledge and skills will develop as they mature and identifies the  knowledge and key vocabulary that evolves as they transition through the school. 

We provide children with many opportunities to use a range of geographical skills to help them understand, present, analyse and communicate a range of information; either collaboratively or as an individual. These skills are put into practice both inside and outside the classroom, through local fieldwork and trips. From nature walks in Early Years, mapping routes to school and traffic surveys in KS1 and visiting our local beach and country park to identify coastal features in Year 3 and 4  Developing their use of mapping local farmland in Year 5 to grid referencing streets after from significant local people. 

 

Implementation 

Our school curriculum is designed to ensure that we have full National Curriculum coverage; further supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression document and the subject overview.   These ensure that skills and  knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.  

It is important that children develop the skills of a geographer by fully immersing them in all areas of the subject. The local area is fully utilised to achieve desired outcomes, with opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practise. There is so much on our door step to bring the geographical learning alive.   

 

Impact 

By the time children leave Reculver C of E Primary School they will: 

  • Have an excellent knowledge of a range of places globally and locally, including their location in relation to other places.  Understanding that these are interdependent and interconnected with one another. 
  • To develop their knowledge and understanding that humans and the natural environment affect one another. 
  • Have an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary. 
  • Be fluent in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques. 
  • Have the ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings. 
  • Have significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter. 
  • Be highly developed at utilising fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques. 
  • Have a passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there. 
  • Have the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment. 
  1. Geography Long Term Plan

  2. Geography Progression of Knowledge and Skills