Dulverton Primary

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Geography

Intent

At Dulverton Primary School, the intent of our inclusive Geography curriculum is to provoke curiosity and fascination about the world and encourage pupils to ask and answer questions through investigative and explorative means. We ensure that geographical concepts, knowledge and skills are developed progressively and are revisited and built upon. 


We provide children with the very best topics to facilitate their learning and to ensure that they have an understanding and appreciation of human and physical features locally, nationally and internationally. These topics are chosen by the class teachers and will change depending on the strengths and needs of the children in each year group. This enables teachers to plan and teach topics which take into account any unique environmental and societal changes or current affairs.


Ultimately, we intend for our pupils to experience enjoyable, memorable Geography lessons that help them to make sense of the world around them and their place within it.

Implementation

Here at Dulverton, we implement this by:


  • Delivering a high quality, engaging Geography curriculum which enables all children to know, understand and apply key Geographical skills.

  • Ensuring that these skills are built upon and revisited regularly so that children reflect upon previous learning and build upon skills throughout both key stages.

  • Children in Years 1 - 6 are taught 3 Geography topics a year. These are taught alternatively to History topics, although cross curricular links are regularly made with other subjects.

  • Where possible, teachers plan lessons that make the most of our amazing outside space and ensure children have first-hand experience asking and answering questions through fieldwork topics.
Impact

Geography teaching is evaluated through staff audits, lesson observations, pupil voice and work scrutinies. Alongside this, the Geography leader produces an action plan to address areas for improvement to continue to develop the subject. 

 

The main impact of this is to ensure children make good or better progress and that they learn skills that will help them in the wider world beyond primary school. It is also that children have enjoyable and memorable learning experiences that foster a love of learning about Geography.