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Sherford Vale School

Sherford ValeSchool

Sherford ValeSchool

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Geography as Sherford Vale Primary is designed to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world.  Children are encouraged to develop the knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and promotes their social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding. Geography at Sherford Vale is investigative to promote curiosity and fascination of the world around them.  The whole school Geography curriculum is designed to develop the knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable throughout their time at Sherford Vale School and also to their future education and beyond.

Geography at Sherford Vale in in keeping with our ethos of Think, Create, Ask, Succeed.

THINK: Children are encouraged to think about and are equipped with knowledge about the diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. They gain knowledge about the Earths key physical and human features.

CREATE: Children create opportunities for hands on learning though being in the natural environment.  Children are inspired to be curious and have fascination with the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Children will collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through fieldwork in creative ways. They will use a range of resources including maps. diagrams, globes, ariel photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). 

ASK: Children will ask questions to deepen their understanding of the interaction between the physical and human processes and the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Children will be curious and ask questions about the world around them to deepen their understanding and increase their cultural capital.

SUCCEED: Children will have the Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.  They will develop deep contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places (terrestrial and marine). 

The document attached demonstrates how Sherford Vale Implements this intent and the impact this has on the children.