Sale and Davys School community work together to promote and develop a love of discovering the world we live in. In order to achieve this all children have the opportunity to apply their skills in investigative and enquiry based lessons and cross curricular learning opportunities. Pupils will be increasingly able to name and locate countries of the world. They will be encouraged to develop the ability to make connections between physical and human geography. They will be given opportunities to put learning into practise in field work involving study of our local area. They will be encouraged to ask questions about the world and be confident to find out more about challenging environmental issues. Enriched curriculum events will provide a driving force for the children to develop confidence through overlearning essential skills which will help them later in life.
• The National Curriculum and skill progression grids are used to aid planning.
• Wave teaching is used in mixed age classes to ensure pupils have high quality inputs that are tailored to the needs of the individuals within the group. ** Wave teaching in topic when necessary/ appropriate to do so.
• Scaffolding of tasks is used to provide the appropriate level of support so that all levels and abilities are given the opportunity to make progress in lessons and achieve objectives.
• Teaching assistants are used effectively to support all groups.
• Lessons are enquiry based
• Continual assessment is used to inform planning and provide next steps for learning.
• World maps and local maps will be used frequently and the profile of countries we learn about will be raised.
• Key world events will be celebrated and children will learn more about them through cross curricular themed days -links will be made to connect learning to key geographical knowledge and skills.
• Field work will be planned and scheduled regularly to allow pupils to put learning into practise.
• When learning about the environment and environmental issues pupils will be encouraged to disseminate their findings to pupils in the rest of the school and wider community eg through posters and presentations.