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Curriculum statement

Intent:

At Tillingbourne our intent is to inspire a fascination and curiosity about the world and the people in it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources, environments and processes (both human and physical). Children will develop observational, questioning, problem solving, decision making and investigative skills through first hand experiences within the classroom, school grounds and local area.  They will widen their understanding by comparing our local setting to places in other parts of world.  Children will not only develop their locational knowledge but will develop their sense of place; allowing them to compare and contrast different places in the world.  Children will be encouraged to recognise that they have a voice and to use it to debate topics they feel passionate about, for example deforestation or climate change.

 

Implementation:

Schemes of work, guided by the progression documents, ensure that geographical knowledge, understanding and skills are developed throughout KS2.  Geography is taught through discrete units, for example, rivers in Year 5.  However we recognise that Geography is a broad subject which has many cross curricular links which are made explicit to the children, for example in Forest School.  Teachers ensure there are opportunities for children to question, problem solve, make decisions, form and express opinions, handle and manipulate data and discuss their sense of place.  The local area, including the school grounds, are used for outdoor, hand-on experiences throughout KS2.

 

Impact:

Children are equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at KS3, both geographical and cross curricular, and for life as an active adult global citizen. Children have developed a sense of awe and wonder about the world we live in, have a curiosity to find out more and have a sense of responsibility for the world around us.  

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