Geography Curriculum Statement - Intent, Implementation, Impact
Our School Values are: Agape Courage Thankfulness
Our school motto is: Inquisitive Thinkers; Inspired Learners; Kind Hearts.
Motivated by our school values, we want our community to have excellent knowledge, skills and understanding of the world and its people. We want pupils to ask big questions about the world, understanding and imagining how they can have an impact on physical and human geography, both now and in the future, as good citizens of the world for the flourishing of the environment and all people.
Having good geographical knowledge is important as well as developing enquiry skills, geographical skills and critical thinking.
A progressive scheme of work with key learning, vocabulary and assessment opportunities is in place to ensure coverage of the whole curriculum.
Regular geographical trips in our school grounds, our immediate local area, Cambridge and further beyond are encouraged to enhance the understanding of the subject.
The curriculum is designed so that by the end of their time with us the children have gained good geographical knowledge, skills and understanding. Each topic focusses on a topic question and vocabulary to be taught. Children are encouraged to interpret and question through the lens of our Christian values enabling them to become change makers. For example: Where is the agape for our oceans? Who shows courage to save our planet? What are we thankful for in our local area? What if we could change a place for the better?
Every half term children complete a pre-learning and post learning challenge to monitor and evidence progress. Additionally assessment tasks are identified for each unit and teachers record those above and below ARE. Work is recorded in a topic folder.
Cherry Hinton children have an excellent knowledge of geography. They develop good geographical skills. They understand the importance of learning about the environment and all peoples and places to ensure future living well together with love, thankfulness and courage. They can also articulate the difference living out their values and beliefs could have for themselves, their community and the wider world. They are full of hope and ask deep questions. They are participating citizens in advocacy for change, for example, around environmental and climate issues.