We believe that the teaching of Geography at Eskdale encourages our pupils to be Geographical thinkers, relating the near and far, the physical and human, people and environments and the economic and social. The learning of Geography at Eskdale is rooted in our core values, specifically ‘Skills and Knowledge for Life’ and ‘Take Care’ as Geography contributes in distinctive ways to pupil’s personal development.
Our core intent is to enable all pupils to strive to
✓ Enhance locational and place knowledge through the characteristics of the world’s most significant human and physical features.
✓ Understand and describe key aspects of human and physical Geography. ✓ Develop Geographical skills through fieldwork.
✓ Understand, appreciate and respect difference in the world and its people, celebrating the things we have in common.
✓ Develop as responsible, respectful and active citizens.
Geography is taught as part of a thematic approach to curriculum delivery as well as a discrete subject.
To allow our pupils to achieve, our method of teaching incorporates specific meta-cognitive strategies to enable all pupils to retain the learning of both skills and knowledge.
This is typically applied by:
✓ Activating prior knowledge
✓ Small step teaching delivery
✓ Independent practice
How we adapt the Geography Curriculum for SEND Pupils
As part of our quality first approach to teaching, we use a range of strategies to support SEND pupils to access the Geography curriculum. The document below details examples of the adaptations that are made to support pupils in class.