Implementation - How Do We Deliver the Geography Curriculum?
Our Geography Curriculum design is based on Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum. Underpinned by the curriculum drivers, our geography curriculum sets out:
Special Educational Needs and Geography
How do we ensure all children can access geography lessons?
Effective quality first teaching is the key to enabling all children to participate and develop their geographical knowledge and skills. Differentiation within lessons is a vital component to ensure that a balance of support and challenge are achieved for all abilities. This is the same in every subject and differentiation is adjusted as expectations of individual pupils rise through progress. Challenge and support specific to geography may include:
Pupils not secure within a lesson sequence are noted and adjustments made to the differentiation or level of support given. Similarly, added challenge is given if pupils are identified as requiring it.
Impact - How Do We Help Children Get to a Deep Level of Understanding?
Through the explicit teaching of skills in geography, both the teachers and the pupils assess their learning continuously throughout the lesson. To help children get to a deep level of understanding we return to the threshold concepts again and again.
Children develop each concept over time and it takes a two-year period to get to a deeper level of understanding at the appropriate age. For example, in year one, children will have a basic understanding of geography at an age appropriate level, but by revisiting this they should have a deeper level of understanding and have developed their skills by year two.