At Chigwell Primary Academy, our Geography curriculum aims to instil a curiosity for the world and the people who live there and develop in all our children the characteristics and attributes of a geographer. They will have an excellent knowledge of where terrestrial and marine places are and of their physical and human characteristics, both in the UK and the wider world. They will learn that geographical locations and places are interdependent and interconnected and understand the processes that shaped and changed their features over time. They will accumulate the fieldwork skills of collecting and analysing data using a variety of sources such as globes, maps, aerial photographs and digital mapping. Over time, they will develop a fluency in complex, geographical enquiry skills such as questioning, explaining and effectively presenting their findings and conclusions. They will be able to express well-balanced opinions based on their acquired knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment. By the end of their primary schooling, they will have an extensive base of geographical knowledge, skills and vocabulary.
Our Geography curriculum is planned to demonstrate skills, knowledge and vocabulary progression to ensure age related attainment at the end of each Key Stage. Upon completion of each unit teachers will assess children against the progression of skills and knowledge document.
Each project’s clear structure allows pupils to demonstrate:
Half termly Proof of Progress Assessments will take place to track children’s progress against age related expectations for Geography.