At Oxley, we utilise an enquiry-led geography curriculum, tailored specifically to the needs of our children. Inquiry questioning is used to increase pupils’ capacity to recognise and ask geographical questions, critique sources, and build curiosity; highlighting geography’s dynamic nature where thinking and viewpoints change. Our units are implemented to foster forward-thinking geographers, who, through well-considered sequences of learning, can discuss current matters such as the Movement of People, Climate Change, and Sustainability.
We follow the content of the Geography National Curriculum to progress children’s knowledge of location and place, as well as changing human and physical features. Regular fieldwork is used to create the sense of being a ‘geographer’, putting geographical skills into practice and enabling the appreciation of key concepts such as scale and distance.
By the end of year 6, our curriculum aims to give children a deep understanding of the diversity of both landscapes and people, the Earth’s key processes, and the interaction between physical and human processes over time. Subsequently, letting children recognise their responsibility within the world; developing an ‘I can’ attitude for the future