at Alwoodley Primary School
Intent, Implementation and Impact
Geography is challenging, motivating, topical and fun. In our diverse society, children need, more than ever before, to understand other people and cultures. Geography makes a major contribution to children's physical, intellectual, social and emotional development. In short, geography matters.
In school our wider intent is to make learning meaningful and memorable. In terms of our geography curriculum we have worked hard to design our own curriculum that will engender the excitement, creativity and critical thinking about the world that will equip young people to make their own way in it. Geography at Alwoodley Primary extends far beyond the walls of the classroom. Our aim is to provide the children with a breadth of memorable experiences, to shape our pupils into curious and considerate global citizens. By the time our students leave us, they will be well equipped with the skills and the knowledge to explore the world around them and have a greater understanding of their planet.
We also intend for the children to develop an in-depth knowledge of our community and locality. We want the children to appreciate and respect the wonderful world and encourage stewardship of their surroundings.
At Alwoodley Primary, our geography curriculum follows the National Curriculum and provides children with an array of enriching opportunities, with a strong focus on outdoor learning. Our children experience a wide range of school trips, including our new residential trip to Malham and a number of local area visits to develop the children’s awareness of their locality. In lessons, children develop their geographical enquiry skills though exploring physical environments, human interactions and how the two areas intertwine with each other.
We use a range of strategies to assess what skills and knowledge the children have attained each term including the following:
Primary Geography Magazine- we are so proud that we have articles published that share our outstanding provision and expertise in school. To find these articles please look in The Primary Geography Magazine number 97 (Autumn 2018) article 1 on page 6,article 2 on page 20. Also number 105 (Summer 2021) page 8. To view these follow this link geography Hard copies are available in school if you would like to see these.
Year 1 have been sorting human and physical features in the environment and mapping our school grounds.
Year 3 have been using some fantastic mapping skills on their local area.
Year 4 used the index in an atlas to find the seven summits. They then used the key to find out important information, such as which capital city was the closest and the height of the mountain.
Ideas to help at home - the whole family can be geographers!
Click these links to rehearse your geography skills
If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach please contact the school directly.