Geography

Geography at Lucas Vale aims to inspire in pupils a fascination and curiosity about the world and its people. Teaching aims to equip pupils with a knowledge about diverse places, people and environments, together with a deeper understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

A range of geographical skills are taught at every level. Children become competent in collecting and analyzing a range of data gathered through fieldwork in order to deepen their understanding of geographical processes. They learn to interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs.

Geographical information is taught to be communicated in a variety of ways, including through maps, graphs and pieces of writing.

Key focus this year in the teaching and learning Geography:

  • Clearly teach, encourage and model the use of key geographical vocabulary in verbal conversations and written responses.
  • Embed the teaching of chronology into each single topic to secure a solid understanding of time and place.
  • Teach and model how to use primary and secondary sources to acquire knowledge of key events in history. Use these sources to identify different interpretations of the same events.
  • Encourage children to challenge the ‘provenance’ of a source – Upper Key Stage 2.
  • Motivate and encourage children to derive their own questions to form an enquiry about.
  • Carry out regular field trips to aid learning in Geography
  • Assess children on
Please view Lucas Vales Geography Curriculum Map below
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Children listening to a teacher in a Geography lesson
“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than
that?.”

Michael Palin

Children listening to a teacher in a Geography lesson

Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Lucas Vale Vision

We aspire for all individuals within our community to become confident, secure and caring learners who achieve personal success and develop a love of learning.

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