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The Geography Curriculum at Cononley Primary School

 To read the Curriculum Statement, please click here.

 

What our pupils will learn:

At Cononley Primary School, we use the Connected Geography Scheme of Work to deliver the National Curriculum for Geography throughout Key Stage 1 and 2. The scheme of work is well-sequenced, with a clear progression in knowledge, skills, concepts and vocabulary and links to other curriculum subjects. The scheme of work provides resources to support teaching and learning in Geography.

 

What our pupils will learn in Early Years Foundation Stage:

In EYFS, pupils are taught the knowledge and skills for ‘People and Communities’ and ‘The World’ using a thematic approach outlined in our EYFS Curriculum for Understanding the World (see EYFS Curriculum). The themes are linked to the Scheme of Work for Key Stage 1 to ensure progression as pupils move from EYFS to Key Stage 1. To see the EYFS Curriculum for Understanding the World, please click the link below:

EYFS Curriculum: Understanding the World

Rolling Programme for KS1 with EYFS Links

 

 What our pupils will learn in KS1 and KS2:

In Key Stages 1 and 2, a rolling programme is in place to ensure that the Geography topics are taught to all pupils during each Key Stage, taking account of the mixed-age structure of our classes. 

One Geography topic each year is taught for a full term followed by a shorter Geography topic which is taught for half a term. For the remaining term and a half of the school year, History topics are taught in the same way. This enables pupils to focus on aspects of particular topics for a greater period of time, allowing for greater depth of study, rather than teaching both History and Geography topics simultaneously.

 In Key Stage 1, Geography topics are taught in a block of lessons.

In Key Stage 2, Geography topics are taught in weekly lessons.

 

Please click on the links below to see our Key Stage 1 Geography Curriculum:

Year A 2019 2020

Year B  2020 2021

Year C 2021 2022

Year D 2022 2023

 Where I Live

(half a term)

Why do we like being beside the seaside?

(half a term)

 

We are Britain

(half a term)

 

Why does it matter where my food comes from?

(half term)

What is it like to live in Kampong Ayer?

( term)

 

How does the weather affect our lives?

(term)

 

The Galapagos Islands and Charles Darwin

(term)

Why don’t penguins need to fly?

(term)

 

 

Please click on the links below to see our Key Stage 2 Geography Curriculum:

Year A 2019 2020

Year B  2020 2021

Year C 2021 2022

Year D 2022 2023

Cities and Megacities

Fairtrade

(term)

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

( term)

Beyond the Magic Kingdom – focus on North America

(half a term)

How is our climate affecting the world?

(half term)

Living in a National Park

(half a term)

Sustainability

(half term)

 

Rivers and Mountains

(term)

Jungles and Deserts

(term)

 

Progression and Assessment

EYFS

Regular observations and assessments of learning are recorded using an on-line journal (Tapestry) and contribute to a summative assessment at the end of EYFS using the Early Years Outcomes for Understanding the World: ‘People and Communities’ and ‘The World’.

KS1

Regular, ongoing observational assessments are made and recorded in the Geography Big Book, using a class progression tracker. The information contributes to an end of year summative assessment.

 KS2

End of unit quiz-style assessments of knowledge are made alongside observational assessments and assessments of independent work. Assessments of skills and concepts are recorded on a class tracker. The information contributes to an end of year summative assessment

 Click here to see the links between the Geography units taught in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Click here to see how we plan for progression in Geography at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. 

 

Impact

The impact of the curriculum will be reviewed (during the year and at the end of the year), through observations and assessments of pupils’ learning and through pupil discussions about their learning, which includes discussion of their thoughts, ideas, processing and evaluations of work.

 

 Diary Dates 2019-2020

To see the diary dates for the year, please click here. (Last updated 21.1.20)

 

Term 2:

Tues 7 January

School Re-opens

Whole School

Weds 8 January

South Craven Cluster Swimming Gala

KS2 Team

Wed 15 January

Sportscool 3

Whole School

Weds 29 January

Year 3 visit to Nell Bank with  Y3 from Frizinghall Primary School

Zoo Lab in school

 

Performing Arts Workshops at South Craven School

Year 3 pupils

 

Cherry Class and Rowan Class

TBC

Mon 10 February –

Fri 14 February

Internet Safety Week

Whole School

Fri 14 February

School Closes – Half Term

Whole School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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