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Geography

Geography

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Our Intent

 

At St. Francis de Sales, we will provide high quality Geography teaching that inspires in pupils a curiosity, and a fascination about the world around them and its people, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our Geography curriculum will stimulate an awe and wonder of people and place. We will strive to equip children with the knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, natural and human environments together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key human and physical processes. As our children will progress, their growing knowledge about the world around them should help to deepen their understanding of an interaction between physical and human processes, the formation of landscapes and environments. This geographical knowledge, understanding and skill will provide the framework with which to explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

 

We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places, both land and sea – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the action of processes involved with these features;
  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, their interdependency and how they bring about spatial change and variation over time;
  • Are competent in the geographical skills needed to: 
    (i) Collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes;
    (ii) Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS);
    (iii) Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

Implementation

Impact

Percentage below, at or above the expected standard for Geography in each Year Group at the end of the academic year 2016/17. 'Talented' are those who are above and show a particularly high level of ability.

 

Geography

2016\17

Low

Middle

High

Talented

(Y4) End Y3

35

65

15

7

(Y5) End Y4

33

67

21

10

(Y6) End Y5

30

70

23

13

(Y7) End Y6

23

77

29

15

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