- To provide the children with a more balanced Geography focus within Topic to ensure coverage is balanced between Geography and History. New topics such as: Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Whitby, China etc.
- To provide more trips with access to exploring our world.
- To create and build confidence for staff teaching specific objectives.
- To develop a thorough assessment procedure and ensure staff are confident teaching and assessing Geography
- To gain more clarity on what ‘mastery’ Geography consists of
- To create a culture where children becoming more ‘globally-minded’
- To improve the consistency of explicit Geography displays in classrooms
- To bring Geography ‘to life’ across school through ‘Active Geography’
- To cover or consolidate curriculum objectives through the new topics
- To analyse data termly
- Whole school Long term Plan meetings to ensure History and Geography Topics have equal opportunity for coverage.
- To encourage and organise a trips across school (example – Roseberry Topping in Year 5)
- To carry out a learning walk in each Term (Autumn, Spring, Summer)
- To collate information and opinion across school through a Staff Questionnaire
- To research surrounding Mastery in Geography and develop an assessment tool (discuss with History lead)
- Attend Academy meetings to discuss assessment in Geography
- Email other contacts surrounding Assessment and Mastery in their schools.
- To plan a Geography themed week after last year’s success (This year focussing on map skills and creating an exciting and active activity)
- To order a globe for every classroom ensuring the children can use this as reference on a day to day basis.
- To order a Geography Teaching book accessible for staff
- Overall, Children enjoying new topics through pupil voice.
- Trips including Roseberry Topping trip carried out with great success
- Displays have developed through feedback and now evident in classrooms – specifically linked to new Geography topics.