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Marlbrook
Primary School

Geography

Intent

Our intent is that

  • We inspire in pupils a curiosity, fascination and respect about the world and its people that will remain with them.
  • That we stimulate pupils’ interest in their surroundings and encourage children to have a sense of community.
  • We investigate the local area so that they can develop a real sense of where they are and come from, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special.
  • Pupils enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining skills and knowledge not just in the classroom but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
  • All pupils have the opportunity to take part in visits and experiences to places they may never visit.
  • Pupils gain skills which are transferrable to other subjects.
  • Through geography pupils are able to form balanced opinions and a good understanding about current issues in society and the environment such as globalisation and climate change.

We prepare pupils for the future.

Implementation

Implementation will be as follows

  • We will focus our lessons on the knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.
  • All lessons will be planned to show progression and depth across each Key Stage.
  • We want to give geography an importance within the curriculum and enable all children to gain ‘real life’ experiences which will include educational visits to places of geographical value.

Geography skills are taught through the integrated curriculum with particular links with History. Cross curricular links can also be made in numeracy, science, PSHE and ICT.

Impact

The impact of the above will be

  • To provide children with a range of geographical skills and knowledge to encourage enquiry, formulate appropriate questions, develop research skills and evaluate material to inform opinions.
  • To prepare pupils so they are ready for the curriculum in KS3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.
  • To give them an appreciation of what Global Citizenship means and the understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country.
  • Evidence of this will be found in integrated and English books and pupil interviews will be used to gauge their level of understanding and their enjoyment of the subject.

Overview

Subject:

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 1

 

Place knowledge – Local area study of school and surrounding environment -Hereford

History of Christmas

Toys

Location knowledge – 4 countries and capital cities of UK

 

 

 

Human and Physical – Weather and Seasons

Hot and cold areas of world

Key Individuals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2

Location knowledge – 4 countries and capital cities of UK focus on London

 

 

 

 

Great fire of London and Gunpowder Plot

 

 

 

 

History of travel

Place knowledge – UK and non -European country study

7 continents and 5 oceans

Hot and cold areas of world

 

Castles and famous battles

Human and Physical –

Weather and Seasons

 

Key Individuals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3

 

 

Egyptians

Human and Physical

Rivers and Water Cycle

 

 

Stone Age

 

 

Place Knowledge Local area –

Changing Hereford – Then and Now

 

 

Changing power of monarchs

 

 

Place Knowledge Local area – fieldwork and maps

Location knowledge – locate world’s countries focus on Europe

Key Individuals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4

 

 

Mayans

 

 

Place knowledge

A region within North or South America

Location knowledge – locate world’s countries focus on Nor S America

 

 

Romans

 

 

Human and Physical –

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

 

 

 

Changes in leisure through to 20th Century

 

Place knowledge - coasts

Key Individuals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5

 

 

Shang

Dynasty

 

 

 

 

Human and physical - Mountains

 

Anglo-Saxons

 

Place knowledge – UK regional study

Location Knowledge – name and locate counties and cities of UK

 

Significant turning point in British history, first railways

 

Human and physical - Types of settlement and land use, economic activity and trade links and distribution of natural resources

Key Individuals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6

 

 

Ancient

Greece

 

 

 

 

 

Place knowledge –

A region in a European country

 

 

 

Vikings

 

 

Human and Physical -Types of settlement and land use, economic activity and trade links and distribution of natural resources

 

Crime and punishment

 

Human and Physical -Climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts

Location Knowledge – identify position of latitude, longitude etc

 

Key Individuals

 

 

 

 

 

Greta Thunberg