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Geography

Subject Companion

My name is Miss Peace and I am proud to be the Geography lead at Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School. I have always had a love of geography and feel it is our job to promote a love of the planet and everything within it. We understand the importance of delivering high-quality, first-hand experiences which inspire children within their geography education.

Vision

At Fairmeadows, we aspire for children to experience hands on learning which happens inside, outside and in their local area and beyond. Our pupils will develop confidence in their understanding of the world and build on their qualities as a respectful citizen.

Aims and Goals

We aim to provide children with a high-quality geography curriculum which sparks children’s natural curiosity and fascination in the world that they live. We will support children to develop a deep understanding of key geographical concepts and also develop meaningful links within their learning.

Curriculum

Geography is taught within the unit of Understanding the World within EYFS (Nursery and Reception) where children are provided with opportunities to explore the world first hand. For KS1 and KS2, children will have a week of geography sessions each half term. This will help to embed geographical concepts into long-term memory so that children have confidence in their learning. Our Curriculum is built from Chris Quigley’s Essentials and his Companions.

The curriculum in KS1 and KS2 provides children with opportunities to:

  1. Investigate places
  2. Investigate patterns
  3. To communicate geographically

Assessment

Each teacher will take part in in-the-moment assessment and will take opportunities to differentiate questioning to support children’s current level of understanding. Children will have feedback, every lesson, so that they are aware of how they are achieving in the session. This may be achieved through written marking on Seesaw or verbal discussion with teaching staff. Class teachers will also use Chris Quigley’s Depth of Learning to access the subject.

Documents

Please see below a selection of documents that relate to the teaching of Geography at Fairmeadows Foundation Primary School. If you have any questions or require any further information then please contact the school office and I will get in touch. 


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