‘Leaders take on or construct a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all learners, particularly the most disadvantaged and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) or high needs, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life’ EIF 2019
‘The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.’ Barack Obama
At Outwoods Primary School we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.
The geography curriculum at Outwoods enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their resilience, confidence and cooperation skills.
Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops and understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children 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 Outwoods and also to their further education and beyond.
Teachers at Outwoods Primary School :
- Have secure subject knowledge of the Geography curriculum using Target Tracker to ensure lessons cover a range of skills and knowledge.
- Ensure Geography lessons are cross-curricular and give children the opportunity to apply a variety of skills.
- Plan and deliver engaging, hands-on lessons that allow children to develop a range of humanities skills whilst inspiring a sense of awe and wonder of the wider world.
- Organise class trips and fieldwork to allow children to have immersive experiences learning more about their local area.
- Utilise our school grounds to provide excelled opportunities throughout outdoor education – Forest Schools and Orienteering.
In order to measure the impact of our Geography curriculum we use the following methods:
- A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes with teachers completing assessments on Target Tracker.
- Evidence of high-quality work is visible in books, displays and class pages.
- Children’s articulation of their learning – evidenced through pupil voice.
- Children leave Outwoods with the confidence and self-assurance that they understand the world around them