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.”
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.
|Year 1/2 (A)||Continents and Oceans||UK – Countries and Capitals||UK and South America – Equator|
|Year 1/2 (B)||Seasons and weather||Physical and human features||Maps and aerial images – identifying landmarks|
|Year 3/4 (A)||Europe||Climate and Weather||America|
|Year 3/4 (B)||UK terrain, maps and symbols||Humans and the environment||Volcanoes and Earthquakes|
|Year 5/6 (A)||Tides and Trade||Ecosystems||Tectonic plates and the changing worlds|
|Year 5/6 (B)||Rivers and mountains||Local study – fieldwork||The changing world physical and human features|