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Intent – what do we teach?

When planning for the Geography curriculum we intend to provide our children with a high-quality Geography curriculum as outlined in the National Curriculum this will:

"inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Geography teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time."

We use the Primary Knowledge Curriculum (PKC) scheme to support our teaching of Geography. The Primary Knowledge Curriculum aspires to create curious and knowledgeable young people, who hold a deep understanding and appreciation of the discipline of Geography, and are able to talk about their local environment, the community they live in and global issues.

Our geography curriculum helps pupils build powerful knowledge of the world. Conceptual understanding is at the heart of our geography curriculum and children will learn about key geographical concepts including place, space, the environment, and how the world around them is interconnected.

Throughout the curriculum, children will consider how we know about the world, what geographers do, what they look for, and how they may interpret their observations. By answering questions such as ‘what would a geographer say about this place?’ we encourage children to think about the discipline of geography and how knowledge is formed.

Pupils following the PKC will have many opportunities to make interesting and complex connections between what they study in geography and other subjects such as history and science. The knowledge-rich approach to a primary geography curriculum supports children to understand the world around them, to think deeply about global issues and to develop their own sense of identity; knowing who they are and equipping them with the power to determine their futures.


Implementation - how do we teach it?

The geography curriculum at Mossley Primary School has been designed to be both knowledge-rich and coherently sequenced. We teach geography as a discrete subject weekly in Key Stage 2 and then in Key Stage 1 we teach geography weekly for alternate half terms. The organisation of the curriculum can be seen in the documents that you will find at the bottom of this webpage. Each unit that is studied has a knowledge organiser that is used by the children to support their retrieval of knowledge and the key vocabulary. It may also feature a map or diagram if it is relevant to the unit that the children are studying.

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Mossley C.E Primary School

Boundary Lane, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 3JA

Mrs B Hawtin or Mrs L Knibbs

Tel: 01260 272451Email: office@mossleyce.cheshire.sch.uk

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