Geography at Southey Green Primary School
Geography Lead: Mr J Taylor
Geography at Southey Green is ever changing in order to keep up with world changes. As we know, a child’s understanding of their environment shapes how they interact with the world around them and therefore, we focus on developing and delivering a first class Geographical Curriculum, tailored to the needs of our learners. At Southey Green, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at Southey Green helps children to develop their knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas. We seek to inspire children’s curiosity of our fascinating world; promote our children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.
Our geography curriculum ensures the National Curriculum is taught in a unique way for our school. It is designed to develop knowledge, skills and concepts that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Southey Green Primary and also to their further education and beyond. Throughout our robust Geography curriculum, it has been designed so every year group is taught about the area we are fortunate enough to live in whilst building on previous knowledge and skills.
The World Through My Eyes
Learning about and exploring their immediate environment and familiar areas.
Using fieldwork skills to observe the local area of Southey Green and the school grounds.
Locating Sheffield and its position and place within the United Kingdom.
Sheffield and Yorkshire Mining
How Sheffield’s mining industry has changed the landscape of Sheffield.
Studying the human features of Sheffield in detail and the natural resources it has to offer.
Using a range of fieldwork skills to learn about the geography of the Peak District.
Climate Change (Sheffield Case Study)
As stated in our curriculum policy, we aim for all of our children to be
There are many ways in which we strive to achieve this and below are just a few examples:
We are a mindful school
We are ready to learn
We are respectful to all
We are responsible for ourselves
Geography Key Knowledge, Skills and Concepts
At Southey Green, we recognise the importance of children understanding key concepts, skills and knowledge and how these support children’s learning.
Here are Southey Green’s Key Geography Concepts which are woven into our geography curriculum.
We pride ourselves on our Geography teaching and learning. As a school, we have developed our ‘End of Year Expectations’. These are our key knowledge and skills that we feel are crucial to the child as they move forward throughout primary school. Opportunities to revisit these are provided throughout the current academic and upcoming academic years as well as initial robust teaching.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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