Geography at KLT
Our intention as a school is to deliver a broad geography curriculum that will give children the knowledge and skills they need to enable them to successfully continue their study of geography when they begin secondary school.
We intend that by the end of Key Stage 2, children at KLT will have a comprehensive knowledge of maps of the world and the UK, being able to identify key features in line with the national curriculum. We aim that children will have a good understanding of human geography through examination of case studies, as well as an understanding of the key aspects of physical geography. They will be able to explain how physical geography can impact human geography. They will understand weather patterns, and how these are affected by proximity to the Equator and the North and South Pole. We intend that children will be able to use compass directions, and will have a basic proficiency in map work and fieldwork. They will be able to express their knowledge using simple geographical vocabulary.
At KLT Cornerstones is used to map our geography curriculum. The resource:
Due to our rolling three-year cycle in Reception, Year 1 and 2, and Years 3, 4 and 5, the topics within each module are mapped to ensure to enable pupils to access all relevant learning by the end of each Key Stage. A single year overview is provided for Year 6.
Geography topics are taught in the Autumn and Spring terms, with opportunities for revision of less secure concepts in the Summer term.
In Reception, Year 1 and 2, children study the following topics on a three-year rolling timetable:
In Years 3, 4 and 5, children study the following topics on a three-year rolling timetable:
In Year 6, children study the following topic on a single year timetable:
If you would like to learn more about our school's geography curriculum, please email Miss Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessment in geography is gathered through a combination of teacher judgements and student self-assessment journeys. Student self-assessment journeys enable pupils to work towards clearly defined end points.
How is Geography made accessible for pupils with SEND?
At KLT, geography is taught through topics which encompass many subjects across the curriculum. This means that children are exposed to relevant geographical concepts and vocabulary not just within their geography lesson, but in other subjects too. This helps pupils with SEND who benefit from over-learning.
As well as this, geography is made interactive for pupils wherever possible. Teachers use computing, investigations, primary sources, external visitors and school trips to make geography lessons practical. This allows children who find reading and writing difficult to still access the key learning objectives in geography lessons.