Geography

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Geography

INTENT:

Children should extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local context including the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features.

IMPLEMENTATION:

  • All lessons are planned using skills progressions so that knowledge is taught horizontally across the year group, skills are progressed vertically across the key stage, resulting in diagonal learning.
  • Lessons develop the children’s use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.
  • Children develop their skills and fieldwork using maps and atlases (physical and digital).
  • We use our ‘total recall’ time at the start of topic and geography lessons to develop the children’s long-term memory on specific Geography KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts).

IMPACT:

Well-constructed and well-taught Geography lessons lead to good results because those results reflect what children have learned.  All learning builds towards clearly defined end points.

“Our lessons are interesting and practical!” – Ollie and Sophia, Year 3.

“I enjoy learning about the UK!” – Freya, Year 5.

“I think it is useful to know about the world we live in.” – Katie, Year 6.

Geography Intent, Implementation and Impact

The document below outlines our intent for Geography, how we implement it and what the impact is.

generic-download Geography – Intent, Implementation and Impact

 

How are Geography lessons taught at Carbeile?

Discrete Geography lessons –   At Carbeile Junior School, we inspire pupils through providing high quality teaching and learning of Geography; fostering a culture of curiosity and fascination about the world. Pupils leave our school equipped with knowledge about the world, people and resources.

We believe Geography is more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about children understanding the world they live in, appreciating and comparing different cultures and using all that knowledge to bring people together.

Geography lessons are planned using the Skills Progression below.  Throughout all lessons there is an emphasis on the development of long-term memory to ensure that knowledge and skills are retained and built upon.

generic-download Geography Skills Progression

 

Speaking and Listening – Children are given frequent opportunities to discuss their geographical thinking.

Enrichment – As part of the Humanities Hub at Carbeile, the children experienced Geography through our ‘Humanities Day’. This celebrated the centenary of Armistice Day and the children learnt about the human impact of the World Wars on our landscape.

Home Learning – There could be an element of Geography within your child’s topic home learning tasks, which are set every half term.

KIRFs – Key Instant Recall Facts.  These are closely aligned with the curriculum, with specific half-termly targets for each year group.  We expect the majority of children within a year group to be working towards these targets. Children are expected to practise these facts during our Geography lessons.

The Geography Co-ordinator

James Allington is the Geography co-ordinator and oversees the teaching and learning of Geography at Carbeile.

Please find below the Geography Administrative Documents.

generic-download Geography Policy 2018

 

generic-download Geography Planning

 

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