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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.

Geography Whole School Lesson Sequencing

Implementation

Enriching Experiences

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Impact

Here are a few quotes from the pupils of this school past and present about their learning experience of Geography:

 

 

"This year, Geography has been very fun and I have loved it! I liked the way we were doing compass points and maps. I loved Delemere Forest and my favourite was probably the South America topic: I just loved it and I hope year 6 Geography will be just as stupendous!"

Joseph Collins, Year 5

 

"The Geography lessons were fun because we played games and quizzes to test our knowledge about what we had learned. I really enjoyed finding out about food and culture of different European countries and learning how Christmas is celebrated in Europe." 

Jose and Mya, Year 3

 

"Humanities Leaders has given be an amazing opportunity to deepen my understanding of Geography and our responsibility to care for the earth. The plastic pollution research led to our school recycling paper and plastic; something that we had never done on this scale in our hundred year history! We are very proud of this, particularly given that we have won an award for our efforts from Liverpool City Council!"

Henry, Year 4 

 

 

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