Our world is under threat like never before, at Holy Trinity C of E Primary School we aim to make our children responsible global citizens and the custodians of the future by equipping them with the knowledge of diverse places, people, natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of our Earth’s fragile balance between human use and the impact on physical resources. As they progress, children will learn the key aspects of physical and human geography through locational research, fieldwork, map skills and digital mapping technology. Ultimately inspiring them with a curiosity, fascination and sense of responsibility about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Through using Cornerstones, we believe that Geography at Holy Trinity helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum at Holy Trinity enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Holy Trinity and also to their further education and beyond.
Geography is taught in blocks throughout the year as it links in with each year groups Cornerstones projects. Cross curricular outcomes in geography are specifically planned for, with strong links between geography and English lessons identified, planned for and utilised so that children can achieve depth in their learning. Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills, and consideration has been given to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school. At the beginning of each topic, children are able to convey what they know already as well as what they would like to find out. This informs the programme of study and also ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. Consideration is given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each lesson, as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion.