OPEN DAY: Friday 17th November 2023.
Beetham CE Primary School
Stanley Street, Milnthorpe, Cumbria LA7 7AS
At Beetham C of E Primary School we intend to deliver a curriculum which enables pupils to:
Our implementation is developed through secure understanding of the curriculum and subject area.
In EYFS early geography skills and knowledge are developed through the area of Understanding of the World. Topics are planned to cover all areas of learning, additionally there are opportunities for learning to be directed by children’s interests.
In Key Stages 1 and 2 topic teaching is used to progress children’s knowledge and skills so that children can achieve depth in their learning. Each Key Stage has a long term plan with a geography topic planned for every term over the course of the year. Topics generally alternate with History topics although links are made, where appropriate, between the two subjects to develop knowledge and understanding. 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 program of study and also ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points.
Throughout all year groups the school grounds and the local area are fully utilised to provide extensive opportunities for first hand experiences and learning outside of the classroom.
In EYFS achievements are evidenced through the individual children’s Tapestry Learning Journals. In Key Stages 1 and 2 outcomes in topic books evidence a broad and balanced geography curriculum and demonstrate children’s acquisition of identified key knowledge. The children also develop an appreciation of their local area and its place within the wider geographical context.
Children’s knowledge and skills will develop progressively as they move through the school, not only to enable them to meet the requirements of the EYFS and National Curriculum but also to prepare them to be competent geographers beyond primary education.