At Rockcliffe CE School we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about our world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. 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.
Geography is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children can achieve depth in their learning. Teachers have identified the key knowledge and skills of each topic and consideration has been given to ensure progression across the school. Cross curricular outcomes in geography are specifically planned for. The local area is fully utilised to achieve the desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practice.
Outcomes in topic and literacy books, evidence a broad and balanced geography curriculum and demonstrate children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge. As children progress throughout the school, they develop a deep knowledge, understanding an appreciation of their local area and its place within the wider geographical context. Regular visits provide further relevant and contextual learning.
This half term Year five have had a visit off Mountaineer Ben Wright. He came to talk to the children about how he started out, what inspired him and some of the Mountains he has climbed. The children were in awe of the photographs from Ben's trips and were inspired to give it a go themselves. They all learned about what equipment you would need and how best to plan a visit.