Geography

Geography Intent, Implementation and Impact

Intent

  • Offer a curriculum that enables pupils to develop a deep and secure knowledge of geography – encouraging pupils to think critically and question the world in which they live
  • Develop contextual knowledge of the location of places, seas and oceans, including their defining physical and human characteristics
  • Develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas
  • Provide opportunities for children to learn through field work and equip them with the enquiry skills needed to confidently ask questions and carry out investigations
  • To make links and comparisons with the geography in their local area and the wider world
  • Provide opportunities for children to excel in geography

Implementation

  • Our CRAVE curriculum has a clear progression of skills, and geography topics are planned so that children cover human geography, physical geography and locational knowledge.
  • The local area is utilised to achieve desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in our practice
  • Weekly topic quizzes are implemented across every year group to develop long term memory of previously taught topics
  • Lessons are planned with challenges for children of all abilities so that they can make progress and excel
  • Cross curricular links are made through our CRAVE curriculum
  • Knowledge organisers are created for each geography topic, giving children access to key vocabulary to aid their learning.
  • Pre and post assessments carried out for each topic to assess how learning has progressed over the term.

Impact

  • Children will become increasingly aware of the wider world and its diversity, as well as their local community
  • Children will develop high quality enquiry skills to question and explore in depth, and to become more inquisitive
  • Children will develop a deep knowledge of a broad range of geography topics, and will retain prior knowledge
  • Children will confidently talk about what they have learnt using key vocabulary
  • Children will leave primary school with a love of geography and the knowledge and skills needed to successfully study geography in the next stage of their education

Geography Topic Overview

At Bramley Vale, we follow a two yearly plan  to ensure the curriculum is fully covered.  The outline plan for both Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 is listed below. Each half term, we try to have a school trip or experience linked to our topic for wider learning experiences. If you have any questions about this, please contact the school.

GEOGRAPHY CRAVE OVERVIEW AND TRIPS

Geography Policy, Progression, Skills and Knowledge