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.
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 a wide range of technology to support us within our Geography sessions. Using 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 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. Other exciting learning opportunities include a visit to Kew Gardens which supports the Year 5 topic of Rainforests and Year 1’s trip to Portsmouth to support their knowledge of maps and human and physical features.
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.
“I like learning about geography because it will help me learn about the world and nature for when I am older.”
“I love that we learn about Geography in PE, outdoor learning and forest school too.”
“My teacher knows about our planet and is passionate.”
South Camberley Pupils