At Lydiard Millicent, children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. Our intent, when teaching geography, is to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it; to promote the children's interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes. We will make sure the core knowledge, concepts and vocabulary to be taught are clearly specified. We will motivate our children to find out about the diverse world we live in, make comparisons and recognise the importance of sustainable development and their responsibility for future generations.
We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Through our teaching, including the use of maps, atlases, fieldwork and visits, we will motivate our children to find out more about their local area and their relationship with the wider world. 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 utilised to achieve desired outcomes, with opportunities for learning outside the classroom. School trips and fieldwork are provided to give first-hand experiences, which enhance children's understanding of the world beyond their locality.
All staff will use assessment for learning to ensure all lessons are relevant and will help to plan for next steps.
We will support all children as appropriate so that everyone can access the curriculum. We will provide additional challenge to children where appropriate to develop their skills and knowledge beyond the expected curriculum requirements. Where repetition of skills or knowledge is required, these will be clearly identified.
Children will enjoy Geography and geographical experiences and will want to find out more about the world in which they live.
The children will be encouraged to research independently to further their own enjoyment and fascination about the topic or subject (eg through homework activities or independent research).
Evidence of work will show secure knowledge and skill coverage and development, with cross-curriculum links and supported work where necessary.
Standards in Geography will be high.
Subject Leaders and SLT will monitor the subject by looking at work, displays and by talking with children.
Using a mix of cross-curricular skills to develop our knowledge of places in the UK
Taking a passionate interest in the protection of different types of biomes
Showing the different layers of the Earth’s crust that leads to the formation of volcanoes
Cotswold Wildlife Park
Getting up close and personal with animals and their habitats during a whole school trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park