At Marlborough Primary School we believe that geography lessons should inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Teaching should equip 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, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
All lessons are planned using skills progressions so that knowledge is developed through the years. (The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Marlborough Primary School and also through further education and beyond.)
Lessons develop the children’s use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their location and place knowledge.
Children develop their skills and fieldwork using maps and atlases.
Children have the opportunity to gain knowledge through stimulating lessons as well as through fieldwork and educational visits.
We use the end of topic assessments to see what pupils have learned and how much they have retained.
At Marlborough Primary School evidence of the children’s learning can be found in their Learning Journals and the class black books. Where possible geography lessons are linked to the topic, enabling the children to make cross-curricular links. Leaders conduct surveys of pupil's voice to discuss what children have learned and establish the impact.
The children’s knowledge and understanding are assessed against the National Curriculum statements for Geography. This is both ongoing, to inform future planning, and summative to share with staff, leaders and parents. This ensures the pitch of lessons is well matched to need and that, by the end of each key stage, required content within the National Curriculum is adequately covered to prepare pupils for the next phase.