What is the vision for Geography at Lee Chapel?
Geography is an investigative discipline which helps children to develop an understanding of a range of concepts, knowledge and skills. At Lee Chapel, we aim for a broad and balanced geography curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world. Geography needs to equip pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes, as well as formation and use of landscapes. The geography curriculum at Lee Chapel facilitates children in building skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in geography, our curriculum is progressive across the school. It should enable all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences, trying new foods, experiencing music and traditions from different regions, countries and continents.
Geography is taught discreetly once per week and is further embedded within Topic lessons as well. Lessons are recorded in books a minimum of twice per half term with other lessons focusing on developing enquiring minds and engaging with geographical skills in practical ways. Once a year, the whole school engages in Geography Week to celebrate and share our skills in this curriculum area.
Children are assessed in a ‘low stakes’ fashion at both the start and end of units of work to measure the progress that they have made and allow teachers to consider the next steps in the children’s learning.
Our geography curriculum is designed to ensure that children at Lee Chapel master key geographical skills. By the end of Key Stage 2, they will have the necessary skills, but also the requisite enthusiasm, to enable them to thrive in both Key Stage 3 and the wider world around them each day.
Geography Subject Leader