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Geography

Intent

Here at Collis we aim to encourage the children’s geographical understanding through a wide variety of exciting topics and trips. To spark the children’s curiosity in Geography, we teach using a cross-curricular approach, allowing the children to access the curriculum in an engaging and interactive way. We are committed to all pupils leaving our school, knowing more and remembering more by having a strong emphasis on prior learning. Collis children will understand and celebrate their place in the world.

'A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.... Teaching 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'

National Curriculum 2013

Implementation

Each lesson is planned to engage all children by use of resources and questioning. Each classroom has a globe and a set of atlases. Children are given time in lessons to discuss new topics and have the opportunity to further their research in the IT suite, Google Chrome books, on individual computers.  

A variety of trips take place throughout the children’s time in Collis, starting with Bocketts Farm in Reception. We aim to equip children with essential knowledge about the world through a use of resources including atlases, maps, compasses, videos and use as many first hand experiences.

 

Impact

 

  • Children are able to communicate their skills and knowledge of geographical information in a variety of ways.

 

  • Children are able to use relevant vocabulary and encouraged to do so often, with a focus on prior learning.

 

  • Children enjoy their topic and are eager to learn more about the world around them through

If you were to walk into Geography lessons at Collis, you will see:

 

  • A wide range of resources being used to engage the children and bring the subject to life. Each classroom has a globe and set of atlases. A world map is up in each class all year round to encourage links between geography and other subjects.

  • Conscious children who care for their planet and have knowledge of key global issues such as pollution. The children understand how they, as individuals, can help look after our planet and become a responsible citizen.

  • Children having the opportunity to extend their knowledge of geography through writing.

  • Children having the opportunity to discuss key questions and share feedback allowing them to express their thoughts and reflect on learning.

  • Vocabulary will be displayed on interactive white boards, as well as up on displays so that children are able to access them easily. Topic books will be on display in reading corners to allow the children to further their learning on the topic outside of lessons.

  • Relevant visits and trips to extend and engage children within their learning investigations.