led by Miss Hough
Here at St. Chad’s C of E Primary and Nursery School, Geography is taught progressively and through a combination of classroom based activities and practical fieldwork.
We utilise our school building, grounds and surrounding area to develop our mapping skills from Year 1 through to Year 6.
Local fieldwork includes studies of the River Weaver and understanding of how the local landscape has changed over time. Our link with Weaver Dairy Farm enables learning off site and provides classes with exciting opportunities to take their skills and develop them further.
Geography is a wonderful way for children to engage with their local environment and also the wider world. It opens up children’s minds to the world in which they live – recognising and appreciating the changing landscapes and varied cultures that help our world to go around
We believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world as well as their place in it.
In the EYFS Geography skills will be taught through Understanding the World. This will provide pupils with the building blocks that they will need for geography skills further up the school. In Key Stages 1 and 2 geography will be taught throughout the year in a progressive manner to ensure coverage of National Curriculum objectives. Lessons will link to class topics offering exciting and engaging activities that have a context to them. Meeting the needs of our children is always at the heart of our planning and teachers work together to build in cultural capital relevant to the pupils in our setting.
Our Geography curriculum is high quality, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progression. Outcomes in books evidence a broad and balanced curriculum and demonstrate children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge.