Geography

At St  Michael’s CE Academy, it is our intent for the Geography curriculum to inspire our pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

The teaching of this subject will equip our pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments together with a greater understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes and to encourage the children to show their respect for their local, national and international environment.

As our pupils progress through our school and increase their Geographical experience, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. We want our children to gain confidence and enjoy practical experiences through local fieldwork studies and in our wider community in Wakefield which has a wealth of both geographical and historical features. As their skills further develop our intent is that all our pupils gain knowledge, understanding and can explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in geography, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Geography is taught as part of a half-termly topic, focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. We ensure that geography has the same importance given to it as the core subjects, as we feel this is important in enabling all children to gain ‘real-life’ experiences. 

 

Progression of Learning in Geography

Geography Action Plan

Fieldwork techniques

Fieldwork Ideas