At the Meadows we believe it is imperative to enable all children to gain the essential knowledge that they need to become educated citizens. Progression through the geography curriculum follows: our own homes, our street, school, our town/city, across the nation, across the globe.
The children’s knowledge of their locality is revisited and built upon throughout the curriculum so that the teaching is relevant to each child. We aim to ignite curiosity so that the children have a desire to find out more about themselves, where they come from and where they belong and the wider world. As pupils progress through the school we aim to enable them to have a greater sense of the world by organising and connecting information and ideas about people, places, processes and environment. The Meadows’ aim is that the children’s growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and subsequently, how their choices can have a positive effect on the world around them.
We aim to develop opportunities that enable the children to actively take part in their learning both in and out of the classroom, so that children are motivated to learn, keen to ask questions, seek answers, develop their opinions and justify their viewpoint. We seek to inspire in children a fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond.
Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision which aims to enable all children, regardless of background or ability, to flourish to become the very best version of themselves they can possibly be. We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.