What do we want for our children in Geography and why is it important?
At Ormesby Primary School, our aspiration is that by teaching Geography the pupils will have a growing knowledge and understanding of their immediate locality and the wider world. We make the most of our local area to teach Geography, including field work and map work skills, visiting places such as the River Tees, Ormesby Woods and Saltburn. Additionally, pupils compare their life in their area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem solving. Our intention is that children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Our Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of human kind.
Whole School Overview for Geography
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How do we teach Geography at Ormesby Primary School?
Teachers are given the flexibility to teach Geography in a way which is purposeful to the children and captures their imagination. We try to give geography a context through cross-curricular topics and links within other subjects. Geography can be taught regularly each week or may be blocked to allow for in depth learning. We make use of the substantial school grounds for early field work and the wider local area to make geography relevant to the children of Ormesby Primary School. Children in Foundation Stage are taught Geography through the Understanding of the World element of the Early Years Foundation Curriculum. Through carefully planned topic-based activities, they will be encouraged to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding which help them make sense of the world. Activities include a mixture of play, discussion and adult directed activities.
To find out what your child will be learning in each year group, please click on the links below.
What is the impact of teaching Geography at Ormesby Primary School?
Through high quality teaching and learning, we aim for children to: o Develop the confidence to be independent and take responsibility for their own learning
o Acquire a rich vocabulary, which will enable them to articulate their understanding of taught concepts.
o Achieve age-related expectations as set out by the National Curriculum in both geographical knowledge and skills
o Have high aspirations to do their very best in school and through to further study.
Teachers track children’s progress against the National Curriculum objectives for Geography. This information helps teachers to plan for future learning and identify children who require support or further challenge.