At St. Bega’s we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. 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. As well as to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at St. Bega’s and also to their further education and beyond.
Special Educational Needs Disability (SEND)/Pupils Premium/Higher Attainers
All children will have Quality First Teaching. Any children with identified SEND or in receipt of pupil premium funding may have adapted work in order to access the curriculum dependent upon their needs. As well as this, our school offers a demanding and varied curriculum, providing children with a range of opportunities in order for them to reach their full potential and consistently achieve highly from their starting points.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in geography, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Geography is taught as part of a half-termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the Chris Quigley Essentials as well as in the 2014 Primary National Curriculum. Our children work as Geographers developing knowledge and skills to answer and reflect upon key questions in every topic. Meaningful links are often made with other subjects e.g. English, History, Science, Art and DT. Our curriculum enables our children to consolidate, build upon and deepen their enquiry-based learning and critical thinking skills through a progression from Early Years right through to Year 6.
The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at St. Bega’s are equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world. We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.