At Ralph Sadleir School, our teaching and learning of Geography follows fairly closely the National Curriculum for Geography. Our curriculum meets the requirements that are given to Geography in its role as one of the foundation subjects within the National Curriculum.
Geography can be divided into three broad groups of topics:
* Physical Geography – the natural environment e.g. rivers.
* Human Geography – people and their activities e.g. settlement.
* Environmental Geography – the impact of human activities on the natural world e.g. the role of sustainable development
At Ralph Sadleir School, we plan our lessons to incorporate all three of these strands.
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Year 5||What is Geography?||Water & Weather||Kenya||Coastal Environments|
|Year 6||Settlement & The Rib Valley||Rivers||St Lucia – Life, Industry||St. Lucia – Hurricanes||St. Lucia - Rainforest|
|Year 7||Map Skills||Great Britain||Transport||France||Tourism||Tectonic Hazards|
|Year 8||Energy||Population||Japan||Rivers & Flooding||Brazil||Geography of Sport|
The aims of Geography
As a subject, Geography at Ralph Sadleir . . .
* produces interest and enthusiasm from the staff and pupils.
* is an issues based subject and has a unique opportunity to excite pupils through the use of real, relevant and contemporary (topical) studies.
* helps develop enquiring minds. Pupils are encouraged to ask questions, working towards independence and informed opinions.
* will always endeavour to use information collected through fieldwork activities and practical first-hand enquiry.
* has a special role to play in developing an understanding of different cultures within the school community, local community and wider society. Pupils should see themselves as a part of the environment.
* will introduce issue based work to develop tolerance towards others and communication with others. Here group and fieldwork are essential co-operative skills.
* will encourage a love of landscapes, an appreciation of the physical environment and an understanding of the needs to respect and conserve/protect certain environments.
* should encourage an interest in and an understanding of global interconnections and relationships.
In Geography lessons, our pupils will . . .
* be given an equal opportunity to realise their potential, regardless of gender, religion, race, ability, disability or social class.
* be given opportunities to identify equality and inequality, and be encouraged to give each other equal opportunities and mutual respect.
* be encouraged to develop enthusiasm towards Geography.
* be encouraged to take responsibility for the learning process. They should be encouraged to exercise choice through decision-making exercises.
* be encouraged to take an active part in lessons
* be encouraged to achieve their true maximum academic potential.
* have a clear understanding of what is trying to be achieved.
* take pride in their work and their working environment.
Lesson time is allocated as follows:
* In Years 5 and 6, pupils spend one hour per week.
* In Years 7 and 8 pupils spend two hours per week.
If you would like more information regarding our Geography curriculum, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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