The intention of the Geography Curriculum at Longney is to inspire children’s curiosity and interest to explore the world that we live in and its people, which aims to ignite a love of learning. We intend to equip children with geographical skills to develop their knowledge through studying places, people and natural and human environments. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.
What this looks like in class:
- Throughout our geography curriculum we use an enquiry approach posing pupils with open-ended questions which pupils answer through gradual exposure to domain specific knowledge and disciplinary knowledge.
- The National Curriculum is used to plan and deliver the teaching of geography in a systematic and progressive way.
- Teaching of place is done in a sequential way, with comparison localities carefully chosen based on the topographical and human characteristic of towns and regions.
- Carefully sequenced lessons which build upon prior learning.
- Regular retrieval tasks embedded into the curriculum, planned for in the medium and short-term.
- Explicit teaching of fieldwork skills (disciplinary knowledge) which pupils practise before applying in subsequent lessons