WHERE WE LEARN ABOUT?
The aim of the Geography curriculum at Manorfield is to give children a broad knowledge of places and locations as well as different aspects of human and physical Geography. They are encouraged to compare and contrast the different places and locations as well as considering the impact humans have had on the earth and different habitats. By the end of Year 6 we hope that children have taken on board the key concepts taught to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the world and that they go out into the world and make a difference in the world for good.
In Keystage 1 children are given the opportunity to learn about London as our capital city as well as an extended study of Kenya. They begin to learn about a range of geographical features, particularly related to Islands and Coasts.
In Lower Keystage 2 the aim is to continue to develop children’s knowledge of geographical features as well as beginning to consider the impact humans have had on the earth and how our interaction with natural resources impacts the planet, habitats and animals. This is emphasised in considering how human settlements have changed land use; aspects of renewable energy and human impact on oceans. During Upper Keystage 2, children deepen their knowledge of different geographical features and move from learning about larger areas such as continents, oceans and countries to smaller areas such as counties, biomes and habitats. They continue to learn about human interaction with the planet, the impact of plastic pollution and the influence of extreme environments on human settlement and exploration.
We want children to leave Manorfield understanding that Geography is not only about geographical features but about our interaction with the planet we live on and our responsibility to protect habitats, wildlife and the earth’s natural resources.
PROGRESSION OF VOCABULARY AND SKILLS MAP
Assessment in Geography is ongoing and based on individual lessons and units. A feedback sheet is completed at the end of each lesson and used at the end of a unit to assess progress against the National Curriculum objectives. .