At Earlsfield, we believe our Geography curriculum should motivate and inspire pupils to learn about the world they live in and how it has changed over time. Our Geography curriculum focuses on acquiring facts and knowledge as well as developing historical and geographical skills.
We teach children about the wider global concepts, linking to the goals for sustainable development, such as ‘Life on Land’ and ‘Quality Education’.
Geography is taught through our Topic lessons. A main enquiry question drives each topic at Earlsfield, with pre-planned sub-questions to shape our teaching and learning. The pupils are active participants in offering suggestions for learning and a pupil voice activity stimulates discussion at the start of each topic and allows children the opportunity to say what they would like to find out about their new topic. Topics are then generated with the children’s interests in mind to provide an engaging and pupil-lead learning experience.How is Geography taught?
The 2014 National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places
gain knowledge of people and places in order to understand how they are shaped by physical, social and environmental factors
- are competent in collecting, analysing and communicating a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
The teaching of geography inspires pupils to have a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
Teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.