Headfield School

Headfield C of E Junior School

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                                                   Ofsted July 2015

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Geography

Geography develops children’s knowledge and understanding of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. Geography encourages young people’s curiosity about planet Earth and of life in other cultures. It enables pupils to know and understand environmental problems at a local, regional and global level.

At Headfield, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.

Geography Policy 2017

Geography Curriculum

Geography is a foundation subject within the National Curriculum. We follow the 2014 National Curriculum Geography programme of study as a basis for our curriculum planning, which we have adapted to the local circumstances of our school.

Aims

The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America.

Pupils are taught:

  • Locational knowledge
  • Place knowledge
  • Human and physical geography
  • Geographical skills and fieldwork

Geography is taught as part of the Cornerstones Curriculum, a creative cross-curricular approach where geography is delivered as part of Imaginative Learning Projects. Pupils develop the skills of enquiry, research, investigation, analysis and problem solving.

The opportunity to use a variety of data (such as atlases, a range of maps, graphs, pictures, aerial photographs) and film, fiction books and ICT ensures a well-balanced and interactive method of learning for all pupils.

Enrichment Activities

Visits and extra activities are used to extend pupil understanding and develop enquiring minds, including investigating the local area (for example Year 3 canal visits).

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Pupil work 2016-2017

Watch the slideshows to see examples of the fantastic Geography work undertaken at Headfield.

Year 3: UK and Canals

Year 4 Europe; Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Year 5 Rainforests

Year 6

Assessment

We assess the children’s work in geography by a number of methods, including making informal judgements through observation, discussion with pupils and marking written work. We use pupil self-assessment and peer assessment so the children know how well they are doing in geography and what they can do to get better.  We report on pupils’ progress and attainment in Geography to parents annually.

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