Our Curriculum Intent for Geography
At Offham Primary School our geography curriculum intends to inspire pupils through the use of real world examples, experiences, and investigations. Through fully utilising our beautiful surroundings and excellent resources, we hope to foster a lifelong love of geography by exposure to a wide range of geographical skills. Pupils at Offham Primary School engage fully with our geography curriculum and are inspired to think creatively and logically to solve problems, investigate scenarios and discover more about our world.
Teaching and Learning in Geography (Implementation)
Offham’s Geography syllabus allows pupils to further their skills as they move through the school. Starting in EYFS, pupils will investigate the local Offham environment, observing what they notice about our beautiful village and looking further afield to the country as a whole. This is extend in KS1, where pupils will compare and contrast the countries of the British Isles, as well as comparing our local environment with towns and cities. They will also explore weather patterns around the world, and identify and compare different environments such as beaches, farms, and cities. Pupils will use a variety of resources to do so, including technology when applicable. Moving into KS2, pupils will further explore the countries of our world, further comparing our local environment to those further afield. They investigate and explain land use, and develop their practical skills such as using a compass, reading and sketching maps, and using computing mapping resources.
At Offham, teachers will endeavour to plan and implement Geography lessons that incorporate a variety of learning styles, and encourage pupils to think and investigate independently. They ensure that lessons are practically based where possible, fully engaging and challenging all pupils.
The intended impact of Geography teaching and learning at Offham
At Offham we aim that, by the time they leave our school, our pupils will have an excellent knowledge of geography at a range of scales – from our local school environment to the world as a whole.
This will be evident through;