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Geography

Intent: In Geography, we intend to inspire children with a curiosity and fascination about the world and the people who inhabit it. Children will gain knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Children will take part in enquiry based investigations which focus on very specific locations and issues to help them to draw broader parallels and comparisons. We intend to develop children’s competency in the geographical skills through the use of fieldwork, maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).

The Aim of Geography at OBPSN:

  • Inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
  • Equip children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
  • Understand geography as being about both locations and how people interact with those locations.
  • Develop a growing knowledge about the world to deepen their understanding of the processes that give rise to the key physical and human geographical features of the world.
  • Enable children to learn and explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
  • Develop children's knowledge of the location of places of global significance, their defining physical and human characteristics and how they relate to one another.
  • Develop the geographical skills needed to:
    • Collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes.
    • Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, globes and aerial photographs.
    • Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, discussion and writing at length.

 

Assessment:

Teachers use ongoing informal assessments throughout units, with further formative assessments taking place after completed units to review children’s progress and attainment. These assessments will include teacher judgements of children's development of geographical skills and retention and understanding of key information.

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