We follow the National curriculum and embrace a broad-spectrum of stimulating topics. As a school we aim to inspire curiosity and fascination about Britain and the wider world and wholly develop each child's geographical knowledge and understanding.
We believe that our Geography curriculum helps to provoke and answer questions about natural and human worlds and their place within the world. Therefore, we commit ourselves to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Mansfield within the curriculum but also investigating different types of countries from across the world. This allows the children to develop a sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes the local area unique.
The curriculum that we provide allows for plenty of opportunities to develop a range of investigation and problem solving skills that can transfer into other curriculum areas but also build upon previous knowledge and skills that have been taught in previous year groups.
Throughout the academy,Geography is taught as part of a half-termly or termly topic, which progresses the children’s knowledge, and skills that are stated in the National Curriculum. We have made sure that the curriculum is taught through vertical learning that interacts throughout the year groups in our academy.
At the start of the topic children receive, a knowledge organiser, which outlines knowledge (including vocabulary), all children must aim to master and apply in lessons. The children also receive high quality Geography lessons that plan for progression and depth concentrating on the geographical skills and knowledge suited to the age group.
Trips and visiting experts are provided for the children that enhance the learning experience and provide experiential knowledge to the curriculum. Appropriate curriculum themed home learning tasks are also given which children complete with adults at home.