At West Earlham Junior School our goal is to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and curiosity about the Earth and its environment and our role in how it has been shaped. We aim to provide students with the skills and knowledge to help them understand the world around them and their place in it.
We will do this through;
- An inquiry curriculum based on the National Curriculum which develops links between different subject areas,
- Planning teaching with clear end points and a detailed and clear progression of knowledge, skills and understanding through Key Stage Two so that our students can build on their previous learning,
- Field trips and visits to develop students’ understanding of their local area and allow them to apply what they have learned in class,
- The use of digital technology to teach mapping skills, grid referencing and to record and present data gained from fieldwork,
- An investigative approach which develops student’s knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s most significant human and physical features.
By the end of Key Stage Two we want our students to;
- Have a strong knowledge of where places are and what they are like, in Britain, Europe and on other continents,
- Have developed a sense of place in terms of where they live, and knowledge of what makes our local area special geographically,
- Have fieldwork skills including sketching and mapping,
- Be able to discuss and share opinions about how human beings are affecting the physical and environmental geography of Earth.
We want our students to develop a clear understanding of why different locations on Earth have different climates and landforms and how these affect the types of plants and animals that naturally live there. While they are at West Earlham Junior students will learn how humans have transformed the natural world.
The curriculum is planned so that our students develop geographical knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of their termly inquiries. Place knowledge is developed in a systematic way throughout Key Stage Two so that students build on their previous learning.
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