Geographers ask and explore questions about place. I love being geography subject lead because my head is (and always has been) filled with questions about this place, our planet, we call home. Seeing the children develop their own curiosity and questions is one of the many reasons geography is my favourite subject to teach. I spend a lot of time outdoors and enjoy experiencing all our Earth has to offer. I am fascinated by people, places and perspectives. Geography helps us to explore our own individual identities and understand others. This is important because our Earth is changing faster than at any other period in history. It’s up to us to recognise and respond to the big issues we face, working together to produce possible sustainable solutions.
At Colwall, in addition to the National Curriculum, we have three main aims for all children in this subject. These aims have been identified by the teaching staff as the three things that we feel we should offer children to prepare them for life beyond Colwall. These aims are our ‘intent’, the ‘implementation’ is how we aim to cover these aims and the ‘impact’ are key questions that we hope will demonstrate how the children have met the intention.
We have designed the Curriculum Learning Journey that the children will take during their time at Colwall. This shows you the content, knowledge and skills offered to each child in each school year. Over their time at Colwall, children will explore a range of learning opportunities in addition to those identified on here.