Our intention, at Greenleas, is to provide a high-quality geography education that builds on children’s natural curiosity and fascination to enable them to develop the skills and knowledge to understand the world and its people.
Lessons aim to equips children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
We intend to have teachers who feel supported and confident in their teaching of geography to deliver engaging, imaginative and innovative lessons through child centred provision that improve outcomes for all.
In each year group, in alternate half terms, classes will be taught weekly geography lessons which have been chosen to meet all National Curriculum objectives. These lessons provide a broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring the development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills is progressive and cumulative while also developing a love of geography. Learning is purposeful and based on real life experience so children gain an understanding of world issues, their place within the world, and how they can make a difference.
In addition to the planned classroom learning, we aim to provide our children with experiences to enhance their geography and develop their love and sense of enjoyment of the subject.
Children’s books will demonstrate the knowledge and geographical skills learned during individual lessons. At the end of each unit of study, children will complete an end of unit quiz in which children will demonstrate their acquisition of key knowledge and skills taught against the end of year expectations taken from the National Curriculum. Progress is also measured in each geography lesson through formative assessment such as questioning, discussions, group, paired and independent tasks.
Children are enthusiastic about their learning and engaged through exciting topics taught in a range of learning styles.
As children progress through the school, they will develop their knowledge and understanding of their local environment and its place within the wider world. Children’s appreciation and respect for people of different cultures and beliefs and the environment in which they and others live.