AT DOVECOT PRIMARY SCHOOL WE BELIEVE THAT THE LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY SHOULD INSPIRE PUPILS TO HAVE A CURIOSITY AND FASCINATION ABOUT THE WORLD AND ITS PEOPLE THAT WILL REMAIN WITH THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.
Our curriculum follows the New National Curriculum with Geography being taught both discretely and within other subjects. All lessons incorporate key skills as well as subject specific skills.
Throughout both Key Stages the Geography Curriculum will be planned and taught using guidance and advice from The Geography Association. Geography taught in Early Years will be taught using guidance from the Early Years Foundation Stage document.
The curriculum is built around the principle of greater learner involvement in their work. Using the information gained from a pre-learning challenge a series of subsidiary challenges are then planned to form the direction of teaching, allowing the children to guide and build on their prior knowledge, which will engage them in a level of work that is appropriate to their needs.