Geography at Newburn Manor
From the moment we are born, we have a natural inquisitiveness to explore the world around us. Here at Newburn, we want to nurture this innate curiosity, shaping it to help our pupils become critical thinkers who look closely at the world around them and understand what they see. We want our children to be ready for the next stage of their geography education, but to also have a solid foundation for their own understanding of their world.
Central to the teaching of geography will be:
- development of location and place knowledge,
- planning and decision making,
- understanding of cause and effect,
- identifying change,
- physical systems and processes.
We want to equip the children with a skill set that allows them to adequately tackle the challenges of the modern world and believe that through focussed teaching (with the above geographical concepts in mind) that pupils will become successful geographers by the end of Year 6.
Fieldwork and map skills will be a common thread running throughout our geography curriculum - in their yearly topics, they will develop map skills throughout and conduct fieldwork research within each year group. Geographical literacy is of great importance to us and we want our children to develop subject specific vocabulary that they can use effectively in written and spoken form.
The Geography Curriculum
We will be transitioning to this curriculum plan as of Summer Term 2020. From September 2020, this curriculum plan will be followed throughout all year groups.