At The Rissington School we aim to inspire in our pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Pupils will be equipped with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Pupils will be given the opportunity to develop competency in a range of geographical skills.
We use the National Curriculum Programmes of study to plan our Geography lessons which mostly fit into our school’s creative units of work. Many of our class trips have a geographical aspect such as the river study at nearby Greystones, Bourton on the Water.
As pupil's progress through The Rissington School their knowledge and skills gained in Geography are advanced in readiness for secondary education.
In the early years at The Rissington School pupils are introduced to Geography by making observations in their immediate environment such as the weather, simple mapping skills are introduced using the outdoor areas at both sites.
From Y1 through to Y6 pupils follow a two yearly cycle that covers Geography and History based topics equally. Whichever pathway the pupil experiences, the teacher will ensure that skills are developed according to their age and ability. This approach enables pupils in all classes to cover subject content as required by the National Curriculum Programmes of study and avoid repetition.