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Our Lady Queen Of Heaven RC School

Journeying Together with Christ

Geography

 

Our Intent

At Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School, we are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in geography. We believe that a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils 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.

 

The geography curriculum at Our Lady Queen of Heaven is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable to other curriculum areas which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We believe this approach supports them with their further education and beyond and allows them to grow into confident and reflective individuals. We As the children deepen their knowledge and broaden their understanding of geographical matters, they should gradually reach awareness and gain understanding of the big ideas or concepts of the discipline and learn to think geographically working towards becoming a geographer.

 

As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Through geography, the children learn a range of skills, concepts, attitudes and methods of working in response to driving questions which are aimed to be challenging, inspiring, creative, nurturing and encourage active learning. We intend to provoke thought, ask questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research teaching.  Our intent is to make a difference to learners and help to break down barriers and reduce ignorance and prejudice. Both in and out of school life, pupils live, interact and work in communities that are diverse in terms of cultures, religions or beliefs, ethnicities and social backgrounds. In geography lessons we can use this diversity as a platform to provide meaningful interactions between pupils and encourage learners to explore their own identity, discuss their ideas and address sensitive and controversial issues. We intend to create an inclusive geography classroom and learning environment that helps to promote self-esteem and help pupils to understand and value diversity and challenge assumptions. We intend for our children to have real life experiences and learn about geography in an active and creative way, working co-operatively with others, as well as encouraging them to become independent learners.

 

We understand that Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. This policy outlines the teaching, learning, organisation and management of Geography taught and learnt at our school. It sets out a framework of how the subject will be implemented and gives guidance on planning, teaching and assessment.

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 Geography Policy 2020 with equality award updated.docDownload
 Geography Skills Progression Overview 2021-22.docDownload
 Whole School Geography Curriculum.docDownload
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We are a Rights Respecting School

Article 29 - Education should help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people

 

At Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Primary School we are committed to providing all children with learning opportunities to engage in geography. We believe that a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

 

As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

Victoria Drive, London, London, SW19 6AD

02087887420

info@ourladyqueenofheaven.wandsworth.sch.uk