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Geography

Intent

At South Camberley, our aim is to produce well- rounded individuals by providing all our children with opportunities to expand their cultural capital and experiences of the world.

Starting in the EYFS we provide high quality teaching to develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:

  • A genuine interest in Geography and a real sense of curiosity about the world and people.
  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected.
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge, vocabulary and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas.
  • Fluency in geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and the ability to reach clear conclusions and explain their findings.

Implementation

Our whole school curriculum enables all children regardless of background, ability or additional needs to flourish. Based upon the National Curriculum we have created a progression map, which sets out the objectives taught in each year group identifying clear skills, knowledge and vocabulary. This ensures that learning is being built on as the children progress through the school and is carefully sequenced to maximise learning.

We use our wide range of technology to support us in geography.  Using our iPads, Chrome books, Now Press Play and Virtual Reality headsets gives our pupils an equal learning opportunity and transports them to a range of places around the world in order to contrast and compare localities. Throughout South Camberley, children are given opportunities to explore their school grounds, local area and wider community where they will learn how to create and follow a variety of route maps and learn how their local area has developed geographically over time.  Pupils at South Camberley learn about their responsibility as a global citizen by understanding more about carbon footprints, the journey their food takes and the dangers facing our future world, including global warming and deforestation.  They have the opportunity to participate in a variety of enriching activities including trips to the Blackwater Valley and visits to allotments.  We have access to educational visitors to the school – these include mountaineers and beekeepers.

Impact

By the time pupils leave South Camberley Primary and Nursery School, they:

  • Have a secure knowledge of where places are and what they are like
  • Have an excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated
  • Have an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary
  • Be able to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques
  • Have a passion and real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people in it.