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Geography

What makes a good Geography pupil at Holy Cross?

An awareness of, and interest in, the cultural richness which surrounds them at Holy Cross and a fascination with the diverse world which surrounds them. A strong knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s key human and physical processes. A developing interest and inquisitiveness in maps and mapping skills. A skillful competence in the geographical skills required of a Geographer in fieldwork, able to analyse data and a range of information from geographical sources as well as being able to apply and communicate their findings in a geographical manner.

 

Geography at Holy Cross

Intent

Our Geography curriculum at Holy Cross will provide the opportunity for children to discover an interest in geography and to develop their understanding of the world .

We will provide and encourage the opportunity for aIll children to have the skills required to be a geographer.

Children will have an opportunity to access a range of geographical resources.

We will provide an opportunity for children to complete practical activities as well as encourage them to understand more about their local community and the wider world.

We will widen children’s vocabulary both in terms of geographical language but also descriptive language through their response to the world around them.

Implementation

Provide educational visits linked to geography learning where applicable .

Building cultural capital of all individuals by giving children the opportunity to explore the local, national and global environments.

Children given opportunity develop a range of geography skills: to use geographical resources, to use fieldwork and observation skills, to understand the local area, to read compass and grid references.

Succinct assessment based on key skills and understanding which ensures learning is well pitched and matched to individual needs

Use cross curricular links where possible to enhance knowledge of geography.

Follow a clearly sequenced and progressive program of study based on the National     Curriculum objectives.

High quality teaching that is appropriately pitched to individuals and shows a clear progression of skills and learning across year groups.

Impact

Children confidently apply their geographical skills and knowledge to other areas of learning.

Children enjoy geography lessons and are confident to use a range of geographical resources.

Children can use a range of geographical resources with increasing confidence; compasses, maps, globes, grid references.

Pupils have a wide geographical vocabulary and use geographical terms to study and compare locations.

Children are prepared for the next stage of their geography learning.

Children talk confidently about their learning in geography using appropriate and technical vocabulary.

Demonstrate an interest in geography and talk confidently about human and physical resources in the local and wider area.

 

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