Curriculum Intent for Geography
At Kingfisher we feel it is important to nurture and encourage natural curiosity about the world, to shape and direct it to turn the children into inquisitive, questioning learners who look closely at the world around them and begin to be able to interpret what they see. We will look at countries around the world and learn about the similarities and differences between British culture and others. We will learn to draw and interpret maps and to develop a variety of other skills through our topic work, including those of enquiry, problem-solving, investigating and presenting our work, calling on skills learned in Maths and English and applying them in new ways.
We also aim to instil in children a sense of environmental responsibility and encourage them to understand environmental issues at a local and global level. Running through all of our Geography work is the idea that we are motivating and inspiring our children to find out about their world, both physical and human, so that they can take an active part in contributing to and protecting this world as they grow up.
|How does this subject develop spirituality?
By creating a sense of awe and wonder by exploring the natural world; Creating curiosity amongst children and enabling them to ask questions about the world around them. Discovering their place in the world and comparing this to other people’s experiences and other places.
By understanding how the human and physical world can help children identify themselves.
Assessment in this subject is carried out across the unit of learning. It involves questioning and observations by staff as well as children’s self-assessment. Children are given time and encouragement to celebrate successes, as well as think, respond and consider how they would improve next time.
We consider a final assessment at the end of the unit of learning, against the intended learning outcomes. These are uploaded to our shared file to inform planning by teachers and subject leaders.
Please see below for our current curriculum map: