Geography at Peel Park
Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which
develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. Our children will develop curiosity and fascination from their local area to the wider world. We will inspire children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, cultures, resources and natural and human environments, together with a secure understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Through enquiry and fieldwork skills, our children will be aware of global issues and how their actions can have an impact in our ever changing world.
As children progress through the school, their knowledge of the interaction of physical and human processes grows, as well as their understanding of formation and use of landscapes. Through a progressive and carefully sequenced curriculum, children are also given the opportunity to develop mapping skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps of different scales and the vocabulary necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry.
We want children to develop a love for Geography and become global citizens who can use their knowledge of physical and human processes to make meaningful links in the world to bring about change and prepare for a new and better tomorrow.
The key knowledge and skills that children acquire and develop throughout each block have been mapped to ensure progression between year groups throughout the school. Our School uses the Learning Challenge Curriculum to deliver this subject. At the beginning of each new Geography unit, teachers make links to previously acquired knowledge and skills including map skills and locational knowledge. Each topic is introduced with reference to the chronology of previous topics (including those from previous years). Teachers cater for the varying needs of all learners, differentiating activities where necessary and as appropriate, and ensuring an appropriate level of challenge. Where appropriate we use Geographical resources, visitors, workshops, and trips to excite and intrigue our children to find out more about the world around them.
Through the high quality first teaching of Geography taking place, we will see the impact of the subject in different ways. Through pupil voice, children will be able to talk about the skills and knowledge they have acquired. Children will be engaged in Geography lessons and want to find out more. Pupil’s work will show coverage in line with National Curriculum and the school’s matrix and medium-term plans. The school environment will be Geography rich through displays, resources, vocabulary.