Children at Avonwood are given the opportunity to properly understand and
explore their local area through fieldwork and observational skills. Through the
delivery of carefully planned, subject specific geography units, and by ensuring
the learning is relevant to them, the children will broaden their horizons and
develop a curiosity of the world. Linking with our earth charter, they will further
develop their understanding about the role and responsibility they have in
looking after the world.
They will develop their geographical vocabulary,
enabling them to accurately describe and communicate their ideas. Our
sequenced curriculum allows the children to regularly revisit prior knowledge,
whilst it is being built upon across the key stages.
We explore the world through these geographical concepts:
- Location- Where is this place?
- Region- what are the distinctive characteristics of this place?
- Place- what are the physical and/or cultural attributes of a place?
- Density - Dispersion, Pattern How are things arranged? Is the arrangement regular? Is there a pattern to the distribution?
- Spatial Interaction- how has an event in one region affected another area?
- Grounding in core disciplinary knowledge, and the ability to approac challenging, geographically-valid enquiry questions.