From ‘Understanding the World’ in EYFS, to then applying this understanding throughout our sequential Geography curriculum at St John’s, children are given opportunities to develop skills of responsibility and understanding of the wider world and their place in it. We are passionate about ensuring learning is also localised and relevant. Learning is evolved in a progressive manner throughout EYFS and the Primary phases at St John’s to ensure that essential knowledge and skills are taught, developed and learnt – to make them ‘stick’.
At St John's we are geographers.
What is our intent?
At St John’s we aim to:
- Promote in children an interest and develop understanding that will enable them to be engaged with Geography.
- Enable children to appreciate how things have changed over time.
- Have some knowledge and understanding of geographical development in the wider world.
- To help children understand geography and their place within it, so that they develop a sense of responsibility.
- Develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation and presentation.
How do we implement this?
- Links to other subjects.
- Development of skills and responsibility.
- Fieldwork opportunities.
- Adapted to a local context.
- Skills taught through the National curriculum.
What impact does this have?
- Through planning: objectives set and assessment identified.
- Post learning assessment tool.
- Assessment tool grid.
- Vocabulary used.