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Subject Statement ​Geography

Rushbrook Primary School Geography Curriculum Statement

At Rushbrook, Geography is a valued part of the curriculum, providing a purposeful means for exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved.

Maps feature in every topic that is taught, even in History based topics, so that children are consistently revisiting and developing map skills and their understanding of locations around the world. This also enables a wider teaching of Geography throughout school.

We recognise the fact that in all classes there are children of widely-different abilities in Geography and we seek to provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child.

We teach the knowledge, skills and understanding set out in the National Curriculum and use a range of sources to ensure the most creative approach can be sourced for the particular area being studied.

We complete a pre-learning session the half term before a new topic to spark an interest for the children and give them some ownership in their learning. In this session children consider:

· What do I already know about this topic?

· What do I want to know about this topic?

· How can I find things out about this topic?

· How can I display my learning in this topic?

· What new vocabulary will I learn in this topic?

Most National Curriculum objectives are revisited in each group but the progression documents for Year 1-Year 6 ensure clear progression so that children do not repeat topics unnecessarily.