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School Target 2020/21 = 96%

  • Whole School 93.3
  • Reception 100
  • Year 1 98.9
  • Year 2 91.6
  • Year 3/4 92.6
  • Year 5 90.9
  • Year 6 88.8
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  • Our Lady Queen of Peace
  • Catholic Primary School
  • ‘Through Christ we Live, Love and Learn’

GEOGRAPHY

Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact
 

Intent

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.

 

Implementation

Through adhering to the statutory guidance of both the 2014 National Curriculum and the 2017 Statutory Framework for the EYFS, our Geography teaching aims to ensure that all children:

  • Develop age-appropriate, accurate knowledge of the location, physical and human characteristics of a wide range of globally significant places
  • Use this knowledge to provide a geographical context to study and understand the actions of important geographical processes
  • Understand that these processes give rise to the key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about variation and change to the geographical landscape
  • Are able to use geographical vocabulary which is appropriate and accurate and which develops and evolves from EYFS to KS1 and through to KS2
  • Collect, analyse and present a range of data, gathered through experiences of fieldwork, to deepen understanding of geographical processes

 

Use and interpret a wide range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs

  • Are able to communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and cross-curricular writing
  • Receive spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences to help them have a greater understanding of their place in the world, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment

 

Impact

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.

 

Geography Policy
Progression of Skills

 

Core Geography Knowledge Progression (Cycle One) - Key Stage One & Key Stage Two

 

 

        Year One

  • To know that an aerial view means to look at something from above.
  • To understand that maps tell us the location of different places.
  • To describe location.
  • To understand that compass points can be used to show direction.
  • To understand what makes a good map.

 

 

       Year Two

  • To know what is located on the site of my school.
  •  To know maps show us information about a location.
  •  To recognise and locate physical and human features of the local area.
  • To use a map to plan a route. To identify locations on a globe or world map.

 

 

       Year Three

  • To know what a compass is and why they are important
  • To know that symbols give us information about locations on a map.
  • To know grid references help us to locate places on a map.
  • To identify physical similarities and differences between two places.
  •  To identify similarities and differences in human features of two places.

 

 

       Year Four

  • To know what a compass is and why they are important
  • To know that symbols give us information about locations on a map.
  • To know grid references help us to locate places on a map.
  • To identify physical similarities and differences between two places.
  • To identify similarities and differences in human features of two places.

 

 

      Year Five

  • To understand that map makers draw imaginary lines to divide the world into sections.
  • To know about the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
  • To use coordinates to locate places on a map. To know how scale is used on a map.
  •  To know that a relief map shows heights on the map.

 

 

       Year Six

  • To understand that map makers draw imaginary lines to divide the world into sections.
  • To know about the Eastern and Western hemispheres.
  • To use coordinates to locate places on a map. To know how scale is used on a map.
  • To know that a relief map shows heights on the map.

 

 

Core Geography Knowledge Progression (Cycle Two) - Key Stage One & Key Stage Two

 

 

        Year One

  • To know that an aerial view means to look at something from above.
  • To understand that maps tell us the location of different places.
  • To describe location.
  • To understand that compass points can be used to show direction.
  • To understand what makes a good map.

 

 

       Year Two

  • To know what is located on the site of my school.
  •  To know maps show us information about a location.
  •  To recognise and locate physical and human features of the local area.
  • To use a map to plan a route. To identify locations on a globe or world map.

 

 

       Year Three

  • To recognise geographical tools on a globe.
  • To know that scale tells us the distance between places on a map.
  • To use grid references to describe location on a map.
  • To recognise key features of the local area.
  •  To know how our local area has changed over time.

 

 

       Year Four

  • To recognise geographical tools on a globe.
  • To know that scale tells us the distance between places on a map.
  • To use grid references to describe location on a map.
  • To recognise key features of the local area.
  • To know how our local area has changed over time.

 

 

      Year Five

  • Lines of longitude and latitude divide the world into sections.
  •  Lines of latitude tell us about the climate of regions, the further from the equator the colder the climate.
  • The world is divided into 24 hourly time zones.
  • Map projection is a method that involves representing our round Earth on a flat piece of paper.
  •  Maps can help us to understand data about places, people and the environment.

 

 

       Year Six

  • Lines of longitude and latitude divide the world into sections.
  •  Lines of latitude tell us about the climate of regions, the further from the equator the colder the climate.
  • The world is divided into 24 hourly time zones.
  • Map projection is a method that involves representing our round Earth on a flat piece of paper.

 Maps can help us to understand data about places, people and the environment.

 

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