Here is our curriculum intent for Geography
At Elm Wood Primary School, our intent for the Geography curriculum is to inspire our pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and it’s people that remains with them for the rest of their lives. Our desire is to ignite a love of learning for Geography and to provide our children with a sense of awe and wonder about the world they live in.
As they continue their journey of Geography, our pupils will be equipped with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, and natural and human environments together with a greater understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The teaching of this subject will encourage the children to show their respect for their local, national, and international environment and are encouraged to recognise that they have a voice and to use it confidently to debate topics that they feel passionate about, for example, deforestation or renewable energy.
Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought and questions, and encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration which enables them to gain a deeper understanding of the world and their place in it. We want our children to gain confidence and enjoy practical experiences through local fieldwork studies and in our wider community in Middleton and Manchester which has a wealth of both geographical and historical features.
Based upon the National Curriculum and the individual needs of our children, we have created a Geography progression map, which sets out the objectives taught in each year group. We alternate our Geography and History topics ensuring that our children receive a well-rounded teaching of the humanities subjects throughout the year which also offers cross-curricular links.