Believing it’s Possible
At Stoke Bishop we want to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world, it’s people and the impact we have on it that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Purpose of Geography
At Stoke Bishop we want our children to be passionate and knowledgeable about Geography. We want our pupils to display integrity and for them to have an ongoing curiosity about the world that they live in.
We want them to be aware and understand local and global human geography and to show respect around the impact that their choices have on the world. We want our pupils to show courage when making decisions in their own lives and realise the impact those decisions will have on the world / environment where the possibilities are endless.
We also want the children at Stoke Bishop to understand physical geography, location and place knowledge so that they can fully understand the world that they live in and recognise these areas of their learning whilst on their own journeys exploring the world.
We will provide opportunities to use a range of investigative and problem-solving skills inside the classroom that will be rooted in each topic area. These skills will be put into practice outside the classroom through local fieldwork and trips.
Geography is lead and monitored by class teachers and planned using objectives from the National Curriculum. Skills are specified to teachers but they are given the freedom to plan and deliver lessons.
Year 1 and 2 (Discovers) and Year 3 and 4 (inventors) are working on a yearly cycle. Year 5 and 6 (Innovators) are working on two year cycles to allow planning and sharing of resources across the whole hub. Teachers plan the curriculum topics to fit into their overall curriculum in the best possible way to ensure cross curricular learning takes place. Though a variety of creative and practical activities, geography skills and knowledge are taught and built upon as the children progress through their time at Stoke Bishop.
Assessment is completed twice a year, to inform subject leaders. Teachers complete assessment of objectives at the end of each topic. If PPA teachers have taught a topic, they will assess and provide class teachers with this information. Pupil surveys and book scrutiny also take place in line with the data to gather more information.