At Backwater, we believe that Geography stimulates curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We strive to equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and both natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
As our learners progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between human and physical processes and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. We study a range of significant figures in the field of geographical enquiry throughout the Key Stages and look at their contributions to our knowledge of the world we live in today.
We aim to develop confident learners, through exposure to a range of practical experiences, which build their geographical knowledge, understanding and skills enabling them to explain how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time. We encourage an inclusive school environment and ensure that all pupils, including those most vulnerable and those who are disadvantaged, have the opportunity to access the full and broad curriculum through carefully planned support and scaffolding as required.
- A spiral curriculum (revisit and revise) - at the start of each lesson, the children revisit previous learning and vocabulary. This will give the children with SEN more time to understand concepts and vital knowledge.
- Visual word mats - these mats are in place for children to take home and use in school to support their learning. These are used to pre-teach new vocabulary prior to the lesson.
- Linking geography to other parts of the curriculum, including reading, to make sure children understand the importance of Geography.