Geography

Why do we teach Geography at Euler?

At Euler, our ambition in Geography is to inspire the children’s curiosity and fascination about the countries, cultures and people from around the world. Living in Hull and the surrounding area, we want our children to understand places, people, resources and natural and human environments. We are aware that many of our children have few opportunities to travel outside their immediate area and for this reason we want to promote practical fieldwork studies to give them memorable experiences in the wider community.

What is the Geography curriculum offer at Euler?

All pupils are taught Geography each term, each academic year. Our Geography curriculum meets the requirements of the National Curriculum. Our Geography long term plan sets out the order units of study are to be taught in. This ensures that children build on prior learning and revisit key vocabulary and concepts. We start all our Geography lessons with “Remember when…” This helps our children to retain information and make connections between events in Geography.

All Geography lessons are part of a sequence of learning. Each lesson has “sticky knowledge” we want the children to learn and vocabulary we want the children to use. Teachers use a range of strategies to help the pupils “know more, remember more”. This includes hands on learning, using a range of maps including digital and concrete maps, creating models, fieldwork visits, investigations, outdoor learning and analysing data. Vocabulary is displayed in lessons and often provided in a word bank.

How are knowledge and skills acquired in Geography?

Our Geography long term plan sets out what needs to be taught in each phase. This ensures progression of the following:

  • National Curriculum expectations
  • Sticky knowledge
  • Vocabulary

We have identified key threads across our Geography curriculum to revisit over time, allowing the children to make gains in knowledge built on prior learning.

In Key Stage 1 the threads are:

  • Geographical enquiry
  • Position and Orientation
  • Drawing Maps
  • Symbols

In Key Stage 2 the threads are:

  • Geographical enquiry
  • Position and Orientation
  • Drawing Maps
  • Symbols
  • Using maps
  • Scale/distance
  • Perspective
  • Digital Mapping

What enrichment opportunities do pupils receive in Geography?

We have carefully selected school visits, experiences and visitors to enhance our Geography curriculum. School visits and visitors are integral to our sequences of learning and allow pupils to see the sticky knowledge come to life.

Examples of enrichment to enhance the teaching of Geography:

Key Stage 1:

Unit of Study: Experience:
My school in the locality Feature hunt around the local area
The Seaside Visit to Withernsea Lighthouse
Hot and Cold Places Visit to The Deep
The Foreshore and Country Park Visit to Hessle Foreshore

Lower Key Stage 2:

Unit of Study: Experience
Mountains Yorkshire Water Workshop
Villages, towns and cities Visits to Skidby, Beverley and Hull City Centre
Rivers Visit to the River Humber

Upper Key Stage 2:

Unit of Study: Experience:
The Amazon and Deforestation Amazon Rainforest Virtual Workshop
Coasts Visit to Hornsea and Mappleton
Hull Docks and Marina Visit to Hull Docks

How do we know children are knowing more, remembering more?

We want all our children to feel success in their Geography lessons.  Teachers assess within the lessons using observations of the children learning and by asking questions linked to the sequence of learning.  At the end of each unit of study all children complete an online quiz based on questions about the sticky knowledge from the learning sequence.

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