This page provides prospective parents and visitors with a glimpse into our Ivybridge Curriculum.
Ivybridge parents are also given termly planners outlining the learning opportunities provided in each year group every term.
Detailed knowledge organisers are also available on request.
Geography – Curriculum
The intent of our Geography curriculum is to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world, the teaching of geography will enable children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops children’s understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We will inspire children, letting their curiosity and fascination about the world grow. Deepening their understanding of the Earths key physical and human processes. Children will be given opportunities to undertake geographical skills and complete field work.
The national curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time.
- are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes.
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
At Ivybridge Primary School:
Children will learn about location, place, human and physical features in Geography through ‘creative learning journeys’ which have been designed with our pupils in mind taking into account their life experiences. Geography teaching will ensure the skills taught are transferable to other curriculum areas, for example, Year 3 do an in depth study of Great Missenden because their class text is by author Roald Dahl. Teaching children about diverse places, people, resources, natural and human processes will deepen and secure their knowledge.
Children will investigate and take part in practical experiences. Location, place, human and physical Geography teaching will include: weather, comparison studies (Mogadishu/Nairobi/Great Missenden), the United Kingdom, coastal study, continents and oceans, Egypt, Athens, sustainability, Roman settlements, earthquakes, time zones, fair trade, water, WW1, WW2, and navigation.
All children will develop Geographical skills: collecting and analysing data, using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans, and communicating information in a variety of ways.
By the end of key stage 2, children will have been given the opportunity to attend trips, complete fieldwork and learn from visitors to the school, which will have further developed their Geographical knowledge.
When children leave Ivybridge Primary school, they will have a natural curiosity and confidence to explore location and natural processes of the Earth. They will demonstrate knowledge and skills when researching. Children will be engaged and prepared to continue Geographical learning at secondary school.