“Geography is the subject that holds the key to our future.”-Michael Palin
At Dickleburgh, we believe that high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We aim to motivate and inspire children through cross-curricular learning that engages and challenges all learners. We aim to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world that the children live in and help them to enjoy learning about different global communities and their relationships between these people and their landscapes.
Through our curriculum we aim to equip our pupils to be Global Citizens: to develop an awareness of the wider world and their place within it, encourage them to take an active role in the community and work with others to make our planet more peaceful, sustainable and fairer. We hope that our children will become passionate about the planet and become actively involved in protecting the environment.
Our Geography curriculum is designed to deepen knowledge and develop key skills. We aim to ensure effective progression within each geography unit and across all year groups.
In Geography, we implement an inclusive curriculum that meets the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, incorporating the four main areas of learning at each key stage: place, location, human and physical and geographical skills and fieldwork. At Dickleburgh, we have developed a bespoke knowledge-rich curriculum which gives children access to broad knowledge in subjects such as Geography. We have a well sequenced program that builds knowledge and vocabulary in a well thought out way and ensures that learning is remembered for the long term. Our teaching aims to 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. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Our curriculum is delivered through highly effective ‘quality first teaching’ using our Learning Means the World curriculum and a range of schemes and resources, such as Plan Bee, Twinkl and Digimaps. Enrichment opportunities, including outdoor learning, inspirational visitors and Geography field trips, provide our children with rich experiences and enhance teaching, learning and knowledge.
Our Geography curriculum ensures that children are competent in the geographical skills needed to collect, analyse and communicate data, and to interpret a range of geographical sources, including maps, globes and aerial photographs. Children are able to communicate information in a variety of ways including maps, numerical and quantitative skills and a range of literacy skills
We expose our pupils to a wide range of cultures from around the world in our Geography Curriculum. They learn about global diversity and how to be considerate of these cultures and different spiritual beliefs.