Developing beliefs and aspirations within a strong community.

Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” 

Matthew 19:14

Believe, Belong, Achieve

How does Geography inspire pupils and develop their aspirations? How does Geography inform their individual beliefs and ideas? How does Geography enable pupils to understand themselves as individuals and as part of a community? How does Geography enrich the pupil’s ability to learn, understand and apply their knowledge?

Intent, Implementation and Impact

At Tolleshunt D’Arcy Primary Academy, we see Geography as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. Geography provides the children with the opportunities to set prior learning in a wider context. Achievement and individuality is celebrated and encouraged to develop their individual beliefs and sense of belonging. 

The Geography provision is based on the National Curriculum’s expectations. It engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to gain a deeper understanding of the World and the people around them. As pupils progress, they think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of importance of  Geography in daily life. Geography is assessed through verbal discussion sessions and constructive feedback together with assessed written and other media tasks. There are further opportunities to improve their understanding in areas of particular interest to pupils.

Autumn Spring Summer 
Year 1/2 (A)Continents and Oceans UK – Countries and CapitalsUK and South America – Equator
Year 1/2 (B)Seasons and weatherPhysical and human featuresMaps and aerial images – identifying landmarks
Year 3/4 (A)EuropeClimate and WeatherAmerica
Year 3/4 (B)UK terrain, maps and symbolsHumans and the environmentVolcanoes and Earthquakes
Year 5/6 (A)Tides and TradeEcosystemsTectonic plates and the changing worlds
Year 5/6 (B)Rivers and mountainsLocal study – fieldworkThe changing world physical and human features