The curriculum begins in EYFS by grounding geographical knowledge and skills within a personal context. In KS1, it moves to an increasingly national context including comparisons with vastly different contexts. From Key Stage 2, the Geography curriculum is organised to be taught iin line with the National curriculum and linked to other areas of the curriculum such as Science and History where possible. It is also increasingly global in its outlook.
Each topic has a distinct set of knowledge and a whole school skills progression allows children to make links across taught topic areas.
At Kirkby Woodhouse School our curriculum offer will PROVIDE children with the essential knowledge, skills and experiences that they need to become life-long learners. The Geography Curriculum is designed to facilitate children knowing more and remembering more within a framework that encourages challenge, opportunity, ambition and participation.
It will PROVIDE children with a clear pedagogical structure which allows them to acquire new learning. This is informed by national frameworks and expectations which are adapted to meet the specific needs of our community. It is a curriculum that ensures that learning is accessible and provides a community of opportunity and ambition for all.
To allow children to remember more and learn more, the curriculum at Kirkby Woodhouse School provides a robust and adaptable framework within which cross-curricular learning and meaningful real-life experiences happen. Teachers ENHANCE learning by linking concepts subject areas, providing exciting and engaging learning opportunities and providing opportunities for learning across children to work in partnership to solve problems.
The curriculum ENRICHES learning experiences through a comprehensive residential and extra-curricular program that supports learning within the classroom; these opportunities are extended from Early Years through to Year 6. Opportunities for children to excel are embedded into the culture of the school where children have opportunities to lead and shape school life through our School Council and House structure.
Profound Personal Development will be the heart of all teaching and learning where children are taught to take care of themselves, each other and the world around us. Through our High-5 Values, this “Take Care” language is central to our conversations with all stakeholders, and this allows children, staff, parents and governors to work together to ensure that our Take Care ethos helps us live out the things we have learned in our everyday lives.
Through a model of PROVIDING, ENHANCING AND ENRICHING learning experiences, and embedding a Take Care ethos within our community, we support our children to go Beyond Expectations and BE the best they can be.
At Kirkby Woodhouse, we are beginning to collect work for each year group that we are judging as the "Expected Standard."
Children are judged to be at the expected standard through a combination of:
- Pupil Voice
- Work Scrutiny
- End of Unit Quizzes
A Geography exemplification document is in the process of being completed for Academic year 22-23.