Geography Curriculum Statement
At Ellison Primary Academy, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and answer questions about the natural and human worlds, encouraging children to develop a greater understanding of their world and their place in it. It helps to develop a range of investigation and problem-solving skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can be used to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote children’s interest and understanding about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Through the framework of the 2014 National Curriculum, geography taught at Ellison Primary Academy School, aims to ensure that all children:
Within geography, we strive to create a supportive and collaborative ethos for learning by providing investigative and enquiry based learning opportunities. Emphasis is placed on investigative learning opportunities to help children gain a coherent knowledge of understanding of each unit of work covered throughout the school. Children will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how this affects landscapes and environments.
Carefully planned entry and exit tasks formatively and summatively assess learning and provide the opportunity for children to show what they know. Exit tasks are often in the form of an extended essay, debatable question or a reasoned response to a stimulus. This ensures that children are able to synthesis and elaborate on all of the knowledge that they have acquired throughout the teaching sequence, whilst also setting them up for success beyond the walls of Ellison Primary Academy.