‘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‘ National Curriculum 2014
At St Lawrence Primary our intent is:
- To create enthusiastic and inquisitive geographers who can apply their knowledge and skills to explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
- To help pupils develop an understanding and empathy of diverse places, their peoples and cultures and have up to date knowledge about the current issues and news from around the world.
- Children acquire geographical knowledge and skills through our Cornerstones Curriculum which is delivered within a variety of in-depth topics throughout the year. Some topics will have a greater geography focus than other topics but these will be balanced throughout the year.
- In Key Stages One and Two, Geography lessons consist of a mix of class teaching and inquiry-led work within small groups or individually. Children will communicate their findings in a range of ways. In our Foundation Stage, children will explore concepts through play-based learning.
- Fieldwork is a purposeful and integral part of the curriculum and classes are encouraged to use and explore their local area.
- Children in Key Stage 2 have the experience of a residential in Year 4,5 and 6. We record data half termly on target tracker.
- Monitoring is done half termly to ensure the right rigour and progress is made in Geography.
- Children grow up to be aware of their surroundings and the impact they have on their environment.
- They appreciate new surrounding and the awe of the natural world.
- Data shows that the attainment in Geography is in line with core subjects.
- Children and staff are invited to share the impact Geography has had and suggestions for improvements.