At Butleigh C of E Primary school it is our intention that through our topic enquiry questions that all children will develop a curiosity about the world and it countries and continents. For children to develop an awareness of both human and physical geography and how daily routines across the world can be changed by these. For all children to have the opportunity to take part in activities that set an example in protecting our local environment and the world. For children to develop an awareness of their own local area and develop fieldwork through activities on and off the school site (school trips and forest school). To feel a sense of friendship with the link church in Kenya and sponsored friend Allan and understanding of life there.
We aim for Butleigh children to be geographers who:
Each teacher is responsible for delivering Geography lessons as part of our ‘Topic’ work. Lessons can be cross-curricular. At the beginning of each topic, staff decide together which specific themed activities they would like to complete, such as cooking. Topics are currently on a 2-year rolling programme. Each term, optional topic homework is set. This links directly to our chosen topic in school. This is to develop wider links and develop deeper geographical enquiry and research. Classes undertake geography trip and visits where suitable links are made. Visitors are invited into school to tell the children about places visited and bring places to life. The children are updated regularly on Kenya from a community visitor.
At the beginning of each topic, we take our objectives the National Curriculum. We ensure activities provide opportunities for cross-curricular activities. Year 1 will have two History topics, with 1 topic being Geography based (with History links). Year 2 will have two Geography topics (with History links), with 1 being History based (with Geography links).
Curriculum leader to collate evidence including analysing how planning matches the evidence in books, learning walks, speaking to pupils about their learning and discussing with colleagues what has gone well as well as any lessons learnt.