Statement of Curriculum Intent
At Wath Central Primary School, our Geography curriculum is designed to promote children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and the wider world – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special. We also develop the children’s ability to apply geographical skills to enable them to confidently communicate their findings and geographical understanding to a range of audiences.
Through high quality teaching, we develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:
An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world.
An understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected.
A base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
Fluency in geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills.
The ability to reach clear conclusions and explain their findings.
Excellent fieldwork skills as well as other geographical techniques.
The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment.
A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.
As part of this planning process, teachers plan the following:
Medium Term Project Overview which includes a wider thinking question, key concepts to be explored and the knowledge and skills that the children will acquire.
A cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth.
Lessons taught through the use of an enquiry lens format to explore new learning. (Please see below)
Educational visits and visits from experts to enhance the learning experience.
Appropriate curriculum themed home learning tasks which children complete with adults at home.
We measure the impact of our geography curriculum through the following methods:
A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.
Carrying out learning walks where leaders observe lessons, have a book look and talk to pupils.
Pupil discussions (Pupil Voice) about their learning and learning over time.
Implementation - Geography at Wath Central
Implementation - Our Curriculum
Around the World
in 20 days!
Amazingly, we travelled around the world in 19 days! We crossed oceans and continents finding out lots of interesting facts about many countries and people.
Each year group studied a country and then became the country for the rest of the school to visit!
Where in the World are we?
Year 3 studied Austrailia and compared the traditions and everyday life of the country compared to our own.
We studied the wildlife, food and difference in climate.
Fairtrade vs Local Farming
Year 5 have studied the importance of both Fairtrade food and local produce. As part of our study, we visited a local working farm to understand how crops and animals are used for food.