To inspire and ignite curiosity about the local community and the wider world and to understand geographical processes.
“Through the school’s curriculum, pupils achieve well in all areas of learning. Staff plan topics very carefully to maximise their learning in different subjects”. Ofsted 2018
Children’s geographical learning starts with the familiar and slowly builds outwards, from Rochdale, to the UK, to Europe and the rest of the world. Their understanding of how their local area fits into the wider world is therefore gradually accrued. Understanding of physical geography also starts with the familiar: from the seaside in Year 1 to mountains volcanoes and rivers in Year 3/4. More in-depth studies allow children to develop their understanding of the interactions between physical and human geography in year 5/6. We try to make learning in Geography as real and hands-on as possible and we use our local area (including Hollingworth Lake) and field trips too. We use knowledge organisers and our curriculum journey folders to help us remember previous learning in Geography; we take these folders through school with us so that we can look back and make links.
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