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Geography

Intent

  • At Abel Smith Primary school we aim for children to develop a love of geography and a curiosity about the world around them. Children will learn to collect and analyse data, interpret geographical information such as maps and photographs and communicate their findings. 
  • They will use these skills to learn about a range of places (in Britain, Europe and non-European countries); the people that live there and their natural and human environments. 
  • Children will use their knowledge of the Earth’s physical and human processes to understand how landscapes and environments are formed. Children will also investigate the town and landscape of Hertford and the local area.

Implementation

  • Geography is taught in a block every other half term in order to fully immerse children in each topic, allowing key knowledge and skills to remain in long term memory. The curriculum projects are carefully sequenced and interconnected, to support children's learning over time. 
  • Children are immersed in their topic via a memorable experience, before learning key knowledge and skills through enquiry.  At the end of each Geography block, the children will apply their skills through an 'innovate' project before reflecting on their learning at the end of the project.  

Impact

  • Children will be able to discuss their learning which will have a depth of understanding. 
  • They will be able to use key skills to gain knowledge and apply their understanding to a range of tasks. 
  • They will be thoughtful citizens with a consideration for the human impact on the environment.
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