This page holds all the Subject Leadership Information for Geography at Rosehill Junior School. At Rosehill, we follow the national curriculum and geography is taught through key threads that begin in Y3 and continue through school up to Y6. Our threads are:
Settlements and Resources
Aims and Intent
Statement of Intent
In our school, our intent is to provide meaningful learning opportunities for the children to investigate, appreciate and understand the world around them. We want the children to develop an in-depth knowledge of the local community and the wider, wonderful world. The Rosehill geography curriculum engenders the excitement of our children, their creativity and critical thinking about the world that will equip our young people to make their own way in it. Through enquiry based learning the children will investigate local and global issues providing them with a breadth of experiences that inspire their natural curiosity and develop skills that allow them to be considerate global citizens.
At Rosehill, we want children to realise that geography is about them, growing up in their world. We want to build on children’s interests and experiences but also find ways to challenge and excite them with content that might be beyond their immediate horizon.
Statement of Implementation
Our geography curriculum is delivered through use of the National Curriculum supported by clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. Each unit and lesson begins with links being made to prior learning and units. Key vocabulary (retrieval and new) is identified and taught within each unit. It is important that the children develop progressive skills of a geographer throughout their time at Rosehill and do not just learn a series of facts about our world. In geography, pupils, as geographers, research and interpret evidence from a range of sources including maps, diagrams and aerial photographs. They will also build the necessary skills to complete field work. We ensure that the children experience, where possible, good quality, first-hand experiences.
Key themes have been identified and broken into units of ‘Settlements and Resources, Physical Geography and Sustainability’.
Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary is taught and reinforced throughout the units and year in the whole school.