All the teaching staff at Meon Junior School are working with Meon Infant and Moorings Way Infant School colleagues to identify how our curriculum will meet the needs of our children across the three schools.
We believe it is important to plan the learning journey of the children from Year R to Year 6. Even though we are a Junior School, this does not stop us using what the children have already learnt before they leave Infant School. This is vitally important. As three schools, we have worked together to produce a joint intention of what we want the children to learn. Our joint subject teams produced the following statements in September 2019:
Our Geography Learning
By the end of Year 2:
By the end of Year 2, our geographers will have a keen respect, interest and knowledge of the world around them – especially their local area. They will recognise and know their place in the world through a developing location and place. They will have an appreciation of the knowledge of impacts of human and physical geography. They will have experienced their own geographical discovery through opportunities to develop their own observational and fieldwork skills. This will help them to find their place in our world.
By the end of Year 6:
By the end of Year 6 our geographers will extend their respect, interest and knowledge of the world beyond the local area – including UK and Europe and N/S America. They will recognise significant human and physical features of their world environments and locations and be able to comment on similarities and differences between them. They can observe, measure, record and present information and findings from their local area using a range of geographical methods to help them find their place in the world.
Curriculum Map of Humanities subjects across Meon Junior
Progression in Geography
As the children move through the school, they will build on subject knowledge whilst developing their skills as a geographer. Click below to see the progression of Geography through Meon Junior School…
These show the key pieces of knowledge that the children will be learning throughout the term. We use lots of retrieval strategies throughout the lessons and at the end of the unit the children will be completing a multiple choice assessment and writing an essay to share everything they have learned over the unit.
Click here to see our Geography Knowledge Organisers for our Autumn 2 Learning…