At Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School, we intend to inspire all pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We equip children with geographical skills to develop their knowledge through studying places, people and natural and human environments. This seeks to deepen the understanding of the Earth’s human and physical forms and processes.
The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable allowing the children to build upon their growing knowledge of the world to help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.
At Sacks Morasha geography is taught on a half termly basis allowing the children to achieve a greater depth in their learning. Progression is planned out throughout the whole school ensuring all skills, knowledge is covered, and progression is built in to all planning.
Our school have developed a golden thread, which focuses on the National Curriculum objective ‘understands geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography’. All children from Reception to Year 6, are comparing the UK to another country around the world.
EYFS is the start of the children’s journey as a geographer, in which they learn about the world, linking the land of Egypt to our Jewish festival of Pesach. They also talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. The progression continues through each year group allowing prior knowledge and skills to be built upon and developed. Key knowledge and skills for each topic are identified in planning to ensure progression across topics throughout each year group across the school.