At Spring Lane we aim to offer a high-quality geography education in line with the National Curriculum.
Half-termly topics for all children from Year 1 to Year 6 allow pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of how the geographical human and physical features of a place and can change over time. The geography curriculum also encourages the excitement, creativity and critical thinking about the world that will equip young people to make their own way in it
The progression document below shows the key knowledge and skills children are expected to have acquired for each year group.
Our Geography curriculum, while covering the National Curriculum, aims to excite the children and allow them to develop their own skills as geographers.
Geography is incorporated within other curriculum subjects such as English, Art, DT and History and is taught in thematic ‘Topics’.
This allows strong cross-curricular links to be made between subjects to ensure the children have many occasions where by they can apply their knowledge and understanding. Lessons will feature a hands on approach to learning with opportunities to use subject- specific resources ie. maps, atlases, aerial photographs and measuring equipment. Trips will aim to geography alive for our young learners.
Assessment of geography is conducted by class teachers using children’s work from their books, Seesaw and Learning Journey. This assessment is regular and informs planning for future lessons.