Welcome to Geography at Lightmoor
It is our intent that through our Geography curriculum, that children at Lightmoor are inspired with a curiosity and fascination that enables them to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of their locality, county, country and the world; as well as their place in it. Our curriculum drivers are ‘Celebrating Diversity’ and ‘Endless Possibilities’, as we want to equip pupils with knowledge about the diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We want pupils to have well developed geographical skills to be able to practise the knowledge they have learnt and understand the practices of geographers.
The foundation subjects at Lightmoor are taught on a cycle to support the working memory of pupils by regularly revisiting each subject during the academic year. This ensures that children achieve depth in their learning. The most powerful knowledge and skills have been identified and given consideration to ensure that progression across topics and year groups is achieved. At the beginning of a new unit of learning, children have the opportunity to recall prior learning as well as what they would like to find out. This informs the programme of study and also ensures that lessons are relevant and take account of children’s different starting points. Through our commitment to inclusion, there are high aspirations for all pupils. Appropriate scaffolding and challenge ensures that the needs of all pupils are met. Cross curricular links are capitalised on to deepen learning and the local area is fully utilised for fieldwork.
At Lightmoor, our pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum. There are opportunities in individual lessons and at the start and end of a unit of work to assess whether children know and remember more. There are clear end points for pupils in all year groups to achieve age related expectations in geography. We strive to ensure that all pupils at Lightmoor are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” – Barrack Obama
Geography Lead: Mr Payne