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The Curriculum at Boynton Primary School. The Intent, implementation and impact of our curriculum- Geography
At Boynton, we aim for a high quality geography curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes; formation and use of landscapes. We also want children to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways. We want children to enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in geography, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Geography is taught through a two year cycle, with a focus on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. At Boynton, we ensure that geography has the same importance given to it as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences. We believe Geography should be embedded in the curriculum by teaching this through as many other subject areas as possible; we encourage pupils to be proactive in local and global campaigns linked to geographical issues; ensuring that they understand how we can all make a difference. We believe reading and vocabulary development are key skills to learning and development in this and all areas. We encourage experiences through fieldwork and educational visits alongside high quality classroom experiences.
Children will know more, understand more and remember more about Geography. They will reach age appropriate expectations and retain knowledge through skills taught through a variety of subjects and mediums. We will know this from questioning them on skills they have developed; work scrutiny and the animated way pupils discuss and celebrate geographical topics within school.