School Target 2020/21 = 96%
This year’s theme was ‘Invest in our planet.’
The children enjoyed contributing to the well being of our Earth by participating in a range of activities including planting, litter picking, making bird feeders, recycling and designing posters to promote preserving our world.
The children thoroughly enjoyed orienteering with their parents and skilfully navigated them around the course, using their mapping skills.
It was a fantastic opportunity to show case our geography curriculum and the learning that takes place within it.
Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact
At Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School, we believe that Geography is the subject through which children learn to make sense of the natural and human worlds, encouraging children to develop a greater understanding of their world and their place in it. It is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. It helps to develop a range of investigation and problem-solving skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can be used to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. 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 children’s interest and understanding about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Through adhering to the statutory guidance of both the 2014 National Curriculum and the 2021 Statutory Framework for the EYFS, our Geography teaching aims to ensure that all children:
Use and interpret a wide range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs.
At Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Primary School, teachers strive to create a supportive and collaborative ethos for learning by providing investigative and enquiry based learning opportunities. Emphasis is placed on investigative learning opportunities to help children gain a coherent knowledge of understanding of each unit of work covered throughout the school. As Geographers, children will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how this affects landscapes and environments through progressive fieldwork.