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Intent


At Shakespeare Primary School we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. We pride ourselves on our creative learning environment and classroom displays.

Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at Shakespeare enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can be, and are, used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We intend to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Shakespeare and also to their further education and beyond.

 

Implementation


Geography at Shakespeare is taught throughout a term in year, so that children can achieve depth in their learning. Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills they will be teaching within their year group and consideration has been given to ensure progression is achieved across topics throughout each year group across the school. At the beginning of each area of Geography that is covered, children are given the opportunity to convey what they know already as well as what they would like to find out. This informs the programme of study and also ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. Consideration is given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each lesson, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion.
Cross curricular outcomes in Geography are considered during the planning stage and utilised in other subjects. The local area is fully utilised to achieve the desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practice.

 

Impact


The impact the teaching has on pupils at Shakespeare should see children making clear progression and sustained learning with transferable skills. Outcomes in topic and literacy books, evidence a broad and balanced Geography curriculum and demonstrate children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge. Children are given the opportunity to review their successes in achieving the lesson objectives as part of plenaries in order to help identify personal targets. As children progress throughout the school, they develop a deep knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their local area and its place within the wider geographical context. Educational visits provide further relevant and contextual learning.

Whole School Long Term Geography Plan

EYFS Knowledge Map

Check out some of the fantastic Geography displays and activities we have around our school!

In Geography year 2 have been brilliant at using their directions on the beebot app and moving the real beebots around on the giant map. We have also played continents and oceans game of twister!

Year 2 have been exploring atlases. We thoroughly enjoyed finding some interesting facts and hunting for specific things! Great fun!

Year 6 have been locating places around the world using longitude and latitude map reading skills.

Year 3 have been using an atlas to locate different European countries.

Year 1 have enjoyed looking at physical and human features in their local area on google maps and drawing and writing about them.

In Year 1 we have been drawing simple maps of our local area

In geography, year 2 have been looking at the similarities and differences in the UK and Jamaica. They sorted pictures into hoops and then discussed both countries!

Year 6 - Using alpha numeric grids and grid reference points inside an atlas, the children have located places on lines of latitude and longitude.

11.2.22- In Geography in year 2, we have been learning all about the difference between a town and a countryside. Today we have made our own little town or countryside in a shoe box! Look how fantastic they are!xx

We've been learning about China and taking part in Chinese New Year celebrations.

EYFS- Our Town!

Exploring Human and Physical Geography

Year 4 Geographical skills and fieldwork, mapping our coastal walk

Year 5 Geographical skills and Fieldwork, making maps of our coastal area

LOOK AT ALL THE GEOGRAPHICAL INFO WE HAVE IN YEAR 6

Our EYFS children have been looking at our town, Fleetwood. We have looked at Fleetwood on lots of maps and spotted different places we recognise.

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