Our intention at St Michael’s is to inspire curiosity and fascination in children about the world around us. Teaching will provide children with knowledge about people, places and resources, along with human and physical environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. This will be achieved through curriculum objectives: contextual knowledge of our local ‘place’ and then our ‘place’ in the wider world, understanding the processes that give rise to physical and human features globally and developing competent fieldwork skills such as gathering data and using maps, aerial photographs and diagrams for interpretation. They will be encouraged to raise their own enquiry questions and investigate their own line of enquiry.
Implementation will be through at least one yearly geography-led topic, alongside other objectives being integrated within other curriculum areas where appropriate. There will be a focus on the knowledge and skills stated above, developing progressively throughout the school. The 'Subject Leader’s Knowledge Organiser' will provide the basis for year groups to build medium term planning and integrating cross-curricular History links where appropriate.
Impact will be shown in Learning Journey topic work completed independently and in pupil conferencing where children their geographical understanding starting locally and then developing in a wider sense. Impact will also be seen in teacher’s planning, enabling skill progression to be evidenced across the school.