It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement, the greatest source of visual beauty, the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
Our Geography Curriculum
At Our Lady and Saint Edward’s we aim to inspire our pupils with a life-long fascination about the world and its people. We are committed to providing a curriculum which is based on encouraging curiosity and enquiry about range of places in the world. Through quality teaching and learning opportunities, we aim to equip all children with the necessary Geographical skills to compare these places and apply their questioning skills.
We teach the National Curriculum objectives which have been organised into a Key Stage knowledge and skills progression framework. This ensures that knowledge and skills are built upon year by year. Pupils will investigate a range of places, both in Britain and abroad, to help deepen their knowledge and understanding about the Earth’s physical and human processes.
When teaching Geography, the teachers follow the children’s interests, where possible, to ensure their learning is engaging and providing opportunities for the children to fulfil their curiosity. Pupils will develop a good knowledge and understanding of at least 1 country in every continent.
Children are encouraged to discuss their learning, comparing and contrasting places, using a range of age appropriate Key Vocabulary, as outlined in the planning framework.
Children are taught Geography throughout the year, with a clear topic focus throughout the Spring term.
Challenge and high order questioning are provided within lessons and children are given plentiful opportunities to communicate and explain their understanding within topics.
Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, progressive and built around fostering curiosity. When children leave Our Lady and St Edward’s, they will be enthused and interested in the world around them. They will have developed life-long questioning and enquiry skills that will enable them to continue to investigate, as ‘thinking Geographers’, the world and its people.