At St Leonard’s Lower School, we are growing and learning together with God’s Love. Our Christian values are embedded in all that we do.
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At St Leonard's Lower School, we are GEOGRAPHERS! We want our children to love geography! We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be cartographers, town planners, conservationists or weather forecasters. Our aim is that, through the teaching of Geography, we provide a purposeful platform for exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. We want to ensure that through Geography, pupils are able to explore the relationship between the Earth and its people through the study of place, space and environment. In Geography, pupils in our school will learn the skills of understanding locational knowledge; how and where people fit into its overall structure. We also intend for children to become passionate and knowledgeable about our local community and beyond, by learning through experiences in practical and fieldwork activities.
The school is fortunate to have the Stockgrove and Rushmere Country Park on its doorstep and the children work closely with the rangers and the Greensand Trust on a variety of projects.
Intent: What we want to achieve
Implementation: We will:
Impact: The intended outcomes of the geography curriculum
By the end of the Foundation Stage most children will be able to:
By the end of KS1 most children will be able to:
By the end of Year 4 most children will be able to:
Monitoring of the Geography curriculum takes various forms. A key component of this is pupil self-evaluation and the confidence they have in discussing work they have completed. Work monitoring throughout all year groups also takes place once a term to compliment this, allowing leaders to ensure our Geographers have the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge fully. Examples of our Geographers' work is exhibited throughout the school, both in classroom and communal displays.