At Stoborough CE VA Primary School we aim to provide our children with the learning opportunities to develop as geographers. We aim to provide our children with a broad curriculum which ensures our learners develop progressively. Our children will gain the understanding of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills as well to develop a love for geography. Furthermore, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching will equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. As pupils progress their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Understanding the how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time will prepare the children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in the 21st century.
Geography Progression Map
The purpose of a Knowledge Organiser is to support your child’s learning. It clearly explains what knowledge your child needs to have by the end of the learning on that particular topic. It also explains the skills that your child will be acquiring. The vocabulary section is extremely important. This is the ‘must have’ vocabulary that we would like your child to be able to understand and use in their speech, understand in their reading which will then and ultimately improve their writing.
You can support your child’s learning using the Knowledge Organiser by;
-Regularly talking and discussing what your child is learning using the knowledge and skills section
-Discuss, model and use the vocabulary that is listed. Evidence shows that a child needs to use a word at least 17 times before it becomes part of their own vocabulary. Talk, talk, talk is so important and can have a real impact on your child’s education and future selves. We encourage every child to have rich vocabulary and by using the words on the organisers this will help to achieve this rich vocabulary diet.