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Geography

Autumn Term 2019 we are embedding a new skills based approach to our Geography curriculum. 

 

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. 

Intention 

At Aveton Gifford Primary School, our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. 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 and Plymouth 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 and geographical understanding to a range of audiences.  

Implementation 

Our units of work are designed to follow our foundation subject skills based curriculum and will be modified for our children and their experiences. Staff continually review and adapt work and learning to meet our children’s needs. Fieldwork sessions are incorporated into the units of work to actively engage the children in their learning. 

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. 

By the End of KS1 children will be able to  

  • 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. 

By the end of KS2 children will be able top 

  • Will understand how flooding affects their local environment.  

  • They will be able to identify and compare the features of local beaches eg Bantham and Bigbury on Sea, in comparison to the surrounding farm land. 

  • To understand how local farmers, use their land to contribute to the local economy 

  • To understand how the 2018/19 neighbourhood plan will affect their local area. 

 

Impact 

 

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. 

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