Geography at St Luke's
At St Luke’s C of E Primary School, we believe Geography can inspire curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We feel it is important to nurture their inquisitive thinking and questioning skills to help our learners interpret what they see.
Our Intent for Geography
How we Implement our Geography Curriculum
subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences.
This is experienced using the local area to follow maps in Key Stage 1, comparing the
similarities and differences in environments and communities in Lower Key Stage 2 and
through to debating world issues on pollution in Upper Key Stage 2. We are dedicated to
providing opportunities for fieldwork investigations to enable children to explore their
immediate and local environments. We are fortunate to be located near local libraries, the
vibrant Norwood High Street, Brockwell Park, as well as many other geographical areas of
process, teachers need to plan the following:
- a knowledge organiser which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary) all children
must master and apply in lessons;
- a cycle of lessons for each subject, which carefully plans for progression and depth
concentrating on the geographical skills suited to the age group;
- a low stakes quiz which is tested regularly to support learners’ ability to block
learning and increase space in the working memory;
- challenge questions for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner;
trips and visiting experts who will enhance the learning experience;
- appropriate curriculum themed home learning tasks which children complete with
adults at home;
Our Geography Curriculum
Skills Progression in Geography
Our Planned Impact
Through our teaching of Geography, we aim to stimulate the children’s enthusiasm and curiosity about their surroundings and the wider world. This will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world. Through the teaching of Geography we hope to instil a love for enquiry and investigation in our children. We aim to motivate our pupils to take an active part in contributing to and protecting this world as they grow up. We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.
Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- a reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes;
- a celebration of learning for each term which demonstrates progression across the
Geography Knowledge Organisers
Our Knowledge Organisers for each subject can be found on the class pages on this website. Click here to access.