Research shows the need for Geography teaching and learning to move beyond core knowledge to explore perceptions, empathetic knowledge and understand how, where and why different processes interact. With this in mind, we have designed a “Geography Lens” to inform a balanced approach to planning and teaching geography. The Geography curriculum at Canon Peter Hall is designed to spark awe and wonder within our children by preparing them with a rich knowledge of the world around them. This knowledge based curriculum has been designed with the intention of building the children’s understanding of their locality and how where they live forms part of their identity. Where possible, linking with local businesses to make children aware of the employment opportunities that their locality provides. Careful consideration has been given to the sequencing of the long-term plan. Within Autumn 1 we teach children about their locality as they need an understanding of their locality and how this relates to the wider world.
In order to achieve a sense of awe and wonder, and a deep knowledge of their locality, fieldwork is an integral part of our geography curriculum. Therefore, the geography leader provides an overview document detailing opportunities for fieldwork in each geography unit.
From this Autumn 1 knowledge, children are able to compare other settlements, countries and continents throughout the year. Throughout the rest of the year, opportunities for topical geographical learning are planned through a critical thinking approach.
In order to plan a knowledge rich curriculum teachers are provided with Geography overviews that support the planning Geography. These are broken down into 6 key areas:
From this teachers are able to create long term plans that clearly link to the skills identified in the Geography Lens and provide opportunities for field work in order to develop children’s geographical enquiry skills.
Further to this, a clear format for the teaching of geography and knowledge from the knowledge organisers has been created.
Teachers are expected to create knowledge organisers:
A typical lesson at Canon Peter Hall will include:
Children will have developed empathetic intelligence and be able to confidently discuss opposing viewpoints on topical subjects. Further to this, children will have experienced regular fieldwork and have developed a solid understanding of their locality and the opportunities it presents to them.
What human and physical features make London unique?
What are the significant features of our school environment?
How do the physical features of the environment let us know Summer is coming?
What are the human and physical features of our town?
How do England and Africa compare?
How does location impact weather patterns?
Why do people choose to settle in ports and resorts?
How does the climate and location of Spain make it appealing for tourists?
Why do volcanoes form and how does this inform the land use around them?
How do rivers interact with the people and environment of Immingham?
Why do mountains form and how does this affect the human geography of an area?
What causes extreme weather and how does it affect us?
What is climate change?
How could deforestation in the Amazon affect our world?
How does the location of states in the USA impact land use?
How has the location of Immingham made us pioneers for climate change?
How could our actions now influence our future world?
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