Intent, Implementation, and Impact Statement for Geography at Monkshouse Primary
In our Geography curriculum, the intent is to inspire children’s curiosity and interest to explore the locality and the world in which we live. We intend to equip children with geographical skills to develop their knowledge through studying places, people and natural and human environments. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it. As they continue on their journey of Geography, we aim to inspire a deep understanding of the subject that develops alongside their geographical skills.
Sequencing, Progression and Coverage
Our Geography curriculum ensures that there is a clear, sequenced progression of knowledge and skills, enabling students to build upon prior learning. It carefully maps out the key concepts, geographical skills, and subject knowledge that students need to acquire at each stage of their education. This includes locational and place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.
Stimulating Learning Experiences
Our Geography curriculum offers pupils a range of stimulating learning experiences that bring the subject alive. It incorporates a variety of teaching strategies and resources such as fieldwork, case studies, maps and digital technologies to engage and challenge learners. Opportunities for cross-curricular links are encouraged to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of Geography.
Encouraging Geographical Enquiry
Our Geography curriculum promotes opportunities for geographical enquiry. Pupils are encouraged to ask questions, collect and analyse data, and draw conclusions based on evidence. Teachers support the development of investigative and critical thinking skills, aiming to foster a deep curiosity about the world and promote independent learning.
Diversity and Inclusion
The curriculum incorporates the diversity of people, cultures, and environments both within the United Kingdom and globally. It promotes inclusivity through adaptation, taking into account the needs and backgrounds of all learners, including those with additional learning needs and English as an additional language.
An outstanding Geography curriculum has a significant impact on students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
Pupils develop a secure knowledge and understanding of geographical concepts and processes. They can confidently articulate and apply this knowledge to a range of geographical contexts, demonstrating a rich understanding of how places, landscapes, and environments are interconnected.
Pupils acquire a wide range of geographical skills, including the interpretation of maps, graphs, and data and proficient fieldwork techniques. They can effectively communicate their findings and apply critical thinking skills to analyse geographical issues.
Our Geography curriculum produces pupils that are environmentally aware who understand the importance of sustainable development and can actively contribute to the preservation and protection of the planet. Students develop a sense of responsibility towards their environment and are empowered to make positive changes in their communities.
In conclusion, our Geography curriculum encompasses a carefully planned intent, effective implementation, and a lasting impact on students' knowledge, skills, and attitudes. It takes into account the diverse needs and backgrounds of learners and promotes a love of Geography, empowering students to become informed global citizens who can actively engage with the challenges and opportunities of the world.