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Rufford Primary School

Geography

Subject Leader - Miss Hough

Children are taught geography in line with the National Curriculum.

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Intent

Geography at Rufford helps to provoke and provide answers alongside developing children’s curiosity and fascination with their knowledge and understanding of the world. It supports learners with developing their questioning and investigation skills. Geography is the study of the world ‘now’ and is a vital tool for developing informed global citizens. Our curriculum aims to equip children to become successful global citizens and geographers by looking at geography through a range of geographical lenses.  Throughout children’s time at Rufford they explore a range of topics in which children develop knowledge about different biomes, sustainability, places alongside developing understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Children revisit these areas of learning and build upon them as they move across the school to help children remember more, know more and understand more.

How Geography is embedded in our curriculum

Geography at Rufford helps to provoke and provide answers alongside developing children’s curiosity and fascination with their knowledge and understanding of the world.

Geography is taught in units through our Rufford Creative Curriculum throughout the year and is embedded into our teaching from the Foundation Stage through continuous provision and teaching sessions throughout the year. To ensure progression our Geography curriculum is mapped on a progression map to ensure we are revising previous knowledge but also deepening their knowledge and skills. Children start their Geography journey through exploring their world. Sense of place begins from their environment in the classroom, the school and local area and then topics branch out into exploring the wider world.

At Rufford, throughout our teaching of Geography we explore 6 geographical lenses within our curriculum. The 6 lenses are: the physical world, human environments, interdependence, place and space, scale and young people’s live now to our world.