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Geography

Rationale

At St. Cecilia’s we believe that Geography is an essential part of the curriculum and

Teachers ensure that the children develop their knowledge of Geographical enquiry,

Physical Geography, Human Geography and Geographical Knowledge. These areas will

cover the human and physical processes, which shape them, and the people who live in

them. Skills developed through Geography help pupils make sense of their

surroundings and the wider world.

 

Aims and Objectives

 

Through the teaching of Geography we aim to:

Help pupils develop knowledge and understanding of places and themes

including patterns and processes.

Foster children’s sense of wonder at the world around them.

Help pupils develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and

its relationships with other countries.

Develop an informed concern about the future of our planet.

Enhance children’s sense of responsibility for the acre of the earth and

its inhabitants.

Teach the skills and knowledge necessary to develop children as Geographers.

Encourage learning through enquiry-based projects and lessons in order to

develop children’s independent research skills.

Help children understand how to use a map in a variety of different

contexts.

Implementation

In KS2 Geography is taught through planning linked to the new National

Curriculum 2014-15. These have been split according to year groups and the units

covered by each year group can be found on the long-term plans. Some elements of

Geography are also taught through cross-curricular topics e.g. literacy, history, ICT

and role-play.

 

Overall Geography and History Year 3-6

Progression of skills framework - Geography

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