Autumn Term 2019 we are embedding a new skills based approach to our Geography curriculum.
At Aveton Gifford, we aim to provide children with the opportunities to experience a high quality geography education, fulfilling the requirements of the Geography National Curriculum. It should instil in children a curiosity and a fascination about the world and the people in it. We want children to enjoy learning about geography by gaining the relevant knowledge and skills, through experiences in the classroom, and with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
At Aveton Gifford Primary School, our units of work are designed to follow our foundation subject skills based curriculum and will be modified for our children and their experiences. Children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and abroad – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Aveton Gifford, so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special. We also developing the children’s ability to apply geographical skills to enable to confidently communicate their findings.
Each year our pupils will experience a study of Aveton Gifford Village to ensure they leave at end of ks2 with a comprehensive understanding of their local area.
KS1 children will Identify Aveton Gifford Village and its human and physical features such as the River Avon, the Park, the church, farmland, shop, houses, bridge and preschool.
KS2 children will map out a journey in the local area and complete it.
Each half term children will complete a retrieval grid to assess their learning.
Children at Aveton Gifford Primary School will be equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.
We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about geography, therefore be curious about the world around them and to have a desire to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.