An Oxton St Saviour's Geographer
Geography at Oxton St. Saviour’s
Geography is an enquiry led subject that seeks answers to important questions such as:
- Where is this place?
- What is it like? (And why?)
- How and why is it changing?
- How does this place compare with other places?
- How and why are places connected?
It is important that a geographer, no matter how young, does not just answer questions but also asks and debates them:
- What could/should the world be like in the future?
- What can we do to influence change?
Geography deals with the 'here and 'now' of real life and as such, is a vital 'living' subject that contributes to and enhances the wider curriculum.
Geography develops pupils’ understanding of the world in which they live through the study of place, space and environment.
Whilst geography provides a basis for pupils to understand their role within the world, by exploring locality and how people fit into a global structure, the subject also encourages children to learn through experience, particularly through practical and fieldwork activities.
Through the teaching of geography Oxton St Saviour’s aims to:
- Increase pupils’ awareness, knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
- Develop pupils’ graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps.
- Make pupils aware of environmental problems at a local, regional and global level.
- Encourage pupils to commit to sustainable development.
- Develop a variety of skills, including those in relation to problem-solving, ICT and presenting conclusions in the most appropriate way.
- The teaching activities which are being taught in this will help assure lively, effective and appropriate learning based on our long term plan, using the Oddizzi scheme of work.
- The curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
- The assessment activities and frameworks will help demonstrate that teaching has resulted in clear and appropriate outcomes.
- Outcomes in the children’s books evidence a broad and balanced geography curriculum and demonstrate children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge relating to each of the identified national curriculum strands, as appropriate to their key stage; locational knowledge, place knowledge and human and physical geography.