Intent: Geography – Physical Geography
Our school aims:
Through our Christian values, we aim for:
- Happy, kind individuals;
- Opportunities for all;
- Love of learning for life;
- Motivated children who can thrive and succeed;
- Empowered children equipped with the skills to flourish in the wider world;
- Resilient, respectful and responsible children.
The curriculum is designed with our pupils and the Holmer community in mind. It enables children to access and enhance their understanding of their home, their city and the wider community, developing their cultural capital and giving them opportunities and choices about their future and their impact as they progress through their school career and beyond. This will help them become successful members of modern British society, preparing them for the challenges and opportunities.
EYFS: “To identify different types of weather in our own environment and surroundings.”
KS1: “To identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and locate the hot and cold areas of the world.”
KS2: “To describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including climate zones and vegetation belts.”
What will be made, produced, performed, or published?
Children will produce pieces of work, finished to a high standard, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding.
They will also participate in structured lessons about Physical Geography, producing written work and reflective dialogue.
What knowledge will the children have embedded?
Children will be able to recall the four seasons, typical weather associated with that season and they will be able describe the varying weather patterns across different countries.
They will have a good understanding of the vast physical features of both their local environment and the wider world. They will also be able to compare and contrast the different physical aspects of the world.
What retention may be demonstrated?
Here are some example questions that may be used to assess children’s understanding.
⇒ EYFS: Can you tell me about different types of weather? Can you describe what clothing you may need to wear outside in winter?
⇒ KS1: Can you name the four seasons? Can you tell me any hot and cold areas of the world?
⇒ KS2: Can you define the term ‘biome’? Can you describe a specific biome and what may live there and why?
- Children may demonstrate knowledge of the physical features of culturally different places around the world.
- They will also be able to explain and describe the different weather types for these different places around the world.
- Children will understand various physical features of the world and they will compare and contrast this with their local environment.
⇒ Rule of law
⇒ Individual liberty
⇒ Mutual respect
⇒ Tolerance of different faiths & beliefs