At Heathrow Primary School, we endeavor to provide a high-quality geography education that will inspire pupil’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will stay with them for the rest of their lives. As teachers, we aim to equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments along with Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress throughout the years, their knowledge of the world will continue to grow and this will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments both locally and internationally.
At Heathrow Primary, it is our intent for our Geography curriculum to inspire pupils and fulfils all the outcomes of the National Curriculum. Through our teaching we should equip pupils 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. We want our children to gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. At Heathrow Primary School, we want to build a geographical curriculum that develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge of their world around them so that they know more, remember more and understand more.
In order for children to know more and remember more in each area of geography studied, there is a structure to the lesson sequence whereby prior learning and vocabulary is always considered and opportunities for revision of facts and geographical understanding are built into lessons.
- Clear and comprehensive scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.
Teaching and Learning should show progression across all key stages within the strands of Geography.
- Geography Focussed working walls.
Children have access to key language and meanings in order to understand and readily apply to their written, mathematical and verbal communication of their skills.
- Children will access resources to acquire learning through atlases, text books, compasses, maps, digital technology and photographs.
Children will use a range of secondary resources to develop their knowledge and understanding that is integral to their learning.
- Children will access their local environment to get a hands on experience in their learning.
Children will become more aware of their local environment and as they progress through their geographical education.
- Children will achieve age related expectations in Geography.
- Children will retain knowledge that is relevant to geography with a real life context.
- Children will understand how geography ‘happens’ in their local area.
- Children will begin to understand their wider world and the implications that we as citizens have on it.
- Children will act as good citizens within their local community.