At Greenmount we intend for our pupils to become keen Geographers, learning about and becoming interested in the world around us.
Learners will know they are part of a wide and diverse community, both within school, their locality and across the world.
Children are encouraged to ask questions and find out about the wider world to explore differences and build acceptance of other places and cultures and inherit a responsibility to look after their environment, both natural and human.
Our children’s geography journey begins in Early Years where we support children to make sense of their physical world and their community by exploring, observing, and finding out about people, places, technology, and the environment.
Within KS1 children begin to develop a geographical vocabulary by learning about where they live, as well as one other small area of the United Kingdom and a small area in a contrasting non-European country.
Children will develop their Geographical skills using world maps, atlases and globes, simple compass directions, aerial photographs, and plans, as well as fieldwork and observational skills.
Within KS2 children continue to build on and make links within their learning, through developing their substantive knowledge of location, places, human and physical processes, and geographical skills.
Our enquiry-based curriculum ensures all topics begin with an enquiry question and children will build knowledge systematically and cumulatively over a series of lessons. A final ‘Summit Point’ lesson brings all their learning together in a tangible, lively, substantial, and enjoyable ‘outcome activity’ which enables them to genuinely answer this enquiry question.
Regular spaced retrieval practice will support children to recall and embed their learning.
Pupils will leave Greenmount as amazing Geographers who have a deep knowledge, comprehensive set of skills and a genuine understanding and compassion for the Earth and all its wonders.
Thinking geographically will enable learners to see the world in a unique way and understand the impact we can have on our ever-changing world.