The Intent, Implementation and Impact of Geography at Seascale Primary School
Seascale School is driven by the children’s curiosity to deepen their understanding of the world around them both locally and globally.
At Seascale School our intent is to inspire children’s natural curiosity and to provide children with a sense of belonging and an understanding of how their actions affect the world around us.
Seascale School aims to ensure all opportunities and experience provides full coverage and development of skills and that all children are engaged and inspired by our present world.
In EYFS, children develop their compassion for the environment and love for the world in preparation for their Key Stage 1 and 2 learning journey. Using the 'Understanding the World' strand of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, children are taught to question aspects of their familiar world as well as to show care and concern for their immediate environment and further afield which we enhance with visits to the local area and tending to our school garden.
The KS1 and KS2 Geography curriculum is delivered using the Oddizzi scheme, which ensures that all children progress through the intended skills to prepare them for the future. Geography topics are taught to include both human and physical geography through local and global examples from EYFS, KS1 and KS2. This includes country studies, map skills and studies of natural phenomenon such as Earthquakes. Please see below for our Long-Term Plan.
Skills developed during Geography teaching may be revisited to embed children’s knowledge and understanding and allow for a progression of skills. Children are engaged in their learning through experiential opportunities such as educational visits or visitors, resource boxes. They also enjoy using technology, when relevant, to enhance and enable their learning.
Learning is assessed through our use of the Oddizzi scheme assessments and tracked on a grid designed to cover each KS1 and KS2.
The children of Seascale School have an understanding of the wider world and local area. They are equipped with geographical skills which enable them to progress through their future learning journey in these subjects. They develop the ability to critically question to ensure for a sustainable future. All the while, building on their curiosity and love for learning.
At Seascale School we think Geography is ...
Geography Long Term Overview - 2021-2022
Although taken from the Oddizzi overview, we at Seascale School have made some adaptations to our long term plan this year to suit the needs of our learners.