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Bromet Primary School Excellence, Enjoyment and Achievement for All

Geography

Intent

Our high-quality geography education will inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with the children for the rest of their lives. At Bromet Primary School we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. We pride ourselves on our creative learning environment and classroom displays.

Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at Bromet Primary enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops 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 Bromet Primary and also to their further education and beyond.

 

Implementation

Geography at Bromet Primary is taught fortnightly throughout the year. Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills of each topic and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school. At the beginning of each topic, children are able to convey what they know already as well as what they would like to find out. This informs the programme of study and also ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. Consideration is given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each lesson, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion. During their time at Bromet, children will be taught topic specific vocabulary to support the learning and develop their knowledge. 

Cross curricular outcomes in geography are specifically planned for, with strong links between geography and literacy lessons identified, planned for and utilised. 

  • Objectives planned carefully to ensure progression of skills and knowledge across school. 
  • Questioning and re-capping used to promote long-term learning.
  • Use of Knowledge Organisers to support learning.
  • Children taught key geographical vocabulary explicitly.
  • Building on children's prior learning.
  • Encouraging children to ask perceptive questions.
  • Revisiting key content and vocabulary in other subject areas.
  • Use of maps to enhance learning. 

 

Impact

Children should leave Bromet Primary School with a growing knowledge about how the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes. As children progress throughout the school, they develop a deep knowledge, understanding an appreciation of their local area and its place within the wider geographical context. Furthermore, we aim to equip children with skills and values that can be applied more universally. We want the children's enthusiasm for the subject to encourage them to seek further opportunities to develop their skills and understanding in the future. Outcomes in Geography books, evidence a broad and balanced geography curriculum and demonstrate children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge.  Our Geography curriculum will also lead pupils to be enthusiastic Geography learners, evidenced in a range of ways, including pupil voice and their work.

 

EAL Impact

Vocabulary development is vital for those using English as an additional language. We aim to identify key vocabulary during lesson planning and outline strategies for teaching these key words to EAL learners. Topic vocabulary is always displayed in class and shared with EAL learners prior to the lesson by linking existing language knowledge and attaching new vocabulary to these known concepts.

 

Vocabulary Progression Document

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