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The intent in our Geography work is to educate children to think more critically, ethically and become more aware of the Edwalton and its surrounding areas; to increase their cultural capital by using the world around them as a stimulus; to teach children key skills and sticky knowledge that can be applied not only across our unique curriculum, but so they feel equipped to contribute to wider society.
Our Geography work is taught as part of our new and exciting 'child-first' school curriculum. We use our locality and unique setting, which includes a farm and woodlands, where appropriate to engage and inspire children’s learning in all areas. The Geography work often overlaps with our English, leading to fantastic writing opportunities. For example, Year 1 produced a booklet for prospective home owners in the local area, which in return allows the children to learn skills and fieldwork, as well as covering many of the writing objectives from our English objectives. Children learn their Geography work in a fun and engaging manner, making their learning more memorable.
Children complete key skills which are carefully planned, allowing them to form links and build on prior learning. This allows them to cultivate and grow holistically, arming them with knowledge, drive and techniques they can apply in later life. Pupil interviews and book looks have demonstrated that Geography work at Edwalton is memorable, purposeful, engaging and fun.