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At Southway, our Geography Curriculum is designed:

  • To help children acquire and develop the skills and confidence to advance their geographical understanding.
  • To develop an understanding and use of geographical language to communicate their understanding of the world around them.
  • To stimulate the children’s interest in and curiosity about their surroundings.
  • To nurture a sense of wonder about the world.
  • To understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time.
  • To develop the children’s knowledge, to encourage a sense of responsibility for the environments and people of the world we live in, so they will think about how it can be improved and sustained.
  • To develop a sense of place and identity by learning about the United Kingdom and its relationship with other countries.

At Southway, our we will implement our Geography curriculum by:

  • Being shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background, ability, additional needs, to flourish and to achieve their very best, based on our school values of respect, kindness, teamwork and resilience.
  • We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensure that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Existing knowledge is checked at the start of each new topic. This ensure that teaching is informed by the children's starting points and takes account of pupil voice. Lesson content and tasks are designed to provide appropriate challenge to all learners.
  • It is important that children develop the skills of a geographer by fully immersing them in all areas of the subject. The local area is fully utilised to achieve desired outcomes, with opportunities for learning outside the classroom. School trips and fieldwork are provided to give first-hand experiences, which enhance children's understanding of the world beyond their locality.

By the end of Year 6 children will be able to discuss and/or demonstrate in books:

Extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America to include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features.

Develop their use of geographical knowledge, understand and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.