To be an expert I need to ... think like a geographer, talk like a geographer and act like a geographer.
CURRICULUM INTENT FOR GEOGRAPHY
At Fairfield Community Primary School, it is our aim to instil a love of Geography in all our children. We work hard to offer an irresistible and varied curriculum that both interests, intrigues and inspires our children while meeting the needs of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities.
The National Curriculum is the starting point for us and is taught through a project-based approach. Opportunities for cross-curricular links to other subjects are highlighted giving a meaningful context for the learning. Teachers make it explicit to children that they are learning geography skills and that they are being ‘Geographers’. We aim to build upon the child’s ‘Personal Geography’, always using the school grounds, the Fairfield area and Bury as a starting point. We enable the development of geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through studying places, people and natural and human environments. Through our teaching, we encourage children to ask questions, wonder and discover answers to their own questions. Exploration and research allows them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.
From the beginning of EYFS to the end of KS2, our curriculum is based on the acquisition of knowledge, skills and vocabulary with a focus on children knowing more and remembering more. Clear progression within and across year groups, as demonstrated in the progression grid, allows children to revisit, recap and build on prior learning helping them to embed skills and knowledge. This allows our children to have the cultural capital to be successful geographers at high school and beyond as well as developing their potential as citizens of the wider world.