At Laureate Community Academy we aim to offer a high quality geography education that will enable children to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Unity Schools Partnership curriculum plans are used to teach geography. These are:
Informed by the National Curriculum;
Carefully planned and structured to ensure that current learning is linked to previous learning;
Informed by current pedagogy such as quizzing and retrieval practice.
Laureate Community Academy aspires to provide excellent opportunities for geography so that children develop the following:
Location knowledge: Children will develop their knowledge of the location of globally significant places.
Place knowledge: Children will understand geographical similarities and differences between the United Kingdom and other chosen countries. This will include defining their physical and human characteristics.
Human and Physical geography: Children will explore processes which have led to the formation of key physical and human geographical features of the world.
Fieldwork: Children will collect, discuss and analyse a range of data gathered through fieldwork which will deepen their understanding of geographical processes.
Aims of the Geography Curriculum
The national curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils
develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places both terrestrial and marine including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes.
understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time .
are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems
communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
Please click on the attached Curriculum Handbook to view the Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Curriculum.