Intent: What we want to achieve through Geography teaching
At Laceyfields Academy, our intent when teaching Geography is to develop our children’s knowledge of their immediate surroundings, their local area, the United Kingdom and the wider world. Our children will be curious about different places, people, climates and environments. We want to develop their understanding of physical and human features so that they can make informed choices about future education, work and travel.
Implementation – How we do it here
Our children learn about different places by using a range of sources such as maps, photographs, Google Earth and documentaries. In EYFS, children develop their understanding of the world through continuous provision. In KS1, children develop their geographical skills by asking questions, acquiring information, analysing and presenting their findings. Children read and use symbols on maps relating to places as well as to different weather patterns and climates. Studying different human and physical features in their local area and beyond enables our children to understand the world has varied landscapes. Practical experiences such as reading and following maps and using multi-media provide life-long skills.
Impact: How we will see effective Geography teaching
Our children will be ready for the next stage in their education by being able to talk about the world around them and beyond using geographical language. They will confidently know how and what sources and resources to use to answer their own questions.