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Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust is a unique and exciting partnership that was formed in 2018 by five primary schools that have a long and successful track record of collaborative working. Each with significant expertise in supporting schools.

Our Schools

Yorkshire Endeavour Academy Trust is a unique and exciting partnership that was formed in 2018 by five primary schools that have a long and successful track record of collaborative working. Each with significant expertise in supporting schools.

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About our school

Geography

We are keen for our children to become enthusiastic and informed geographers, harnessing their natural curiosity to find out about the world they live in.

Intent  

Curriculum design, coverage and appropriateness 

Our intent is to harness children’s curiosity in order to develop an interest in, and passion for, the world around them. We want our children to know and care about their local area, to understand their place within the wider world and to recognise the impact that their actions have on their surroundings. 

 

We want our geography curriculum to  

  • Inspire children to find out about places, both near and far; 
  • Provide meaningful links between geography and other subject areas; 
  • Develop use of skills such as mapwork, and be able to apply these in everyday life. 
  • Allow children to study and compare different locations in order to gain an increased understanding of life in other places and how physical and human geography impact on this; 
  • Encourage children to ask and answer questions about their locality and the wider world. 
  • Equip children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes  

 

Implementation 

Curriculum delivery 

Teaching (pedagogy) 

Assessment (formative and summative)  

We implement Geography through our curriculum, informed by the National Curriculum programmes of study.   

  • In EYFS, we implement Geography through exploring the world around us, as well as learning about people in the world, through stories and films. We follow children’s interest but promote further challenge through adult interactions and by providing books to learn about geography.  
  • Providing children with access to maps and other relevant learning materials. 
  • Encouraging children to reflect on and make links with prior geographical learning. 
  • Highlighting geographical aspects (eg in books and news stories) and using these to embed learned skills, such as identifying places on a map, using place names, identifying countries and continents, etc. 
  • Recording learning in geography in individual books and through use of iPads, where appropriate. 
  • Using assessment to identify and build on learning of knowledge, skills and understanding. 
  • Providing opportunities to learn outdoors, undertaking fieldwork and using geographical equipment.  

  

Impact 

Attainment and progress (including national tests and assessments) 

 

The impact of our Geography approach is that children are equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the next key stage and for their future life as an adult in the wider world. 

 

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