Geography – curriculum information

‘Our vision is to create Geographers of the future! We want to inspire pupils’ natural curiosity to learn about the location of Hull, and the places and environments in the world around them.

We will provide all pupils with a range of geographical skills to enable them investigate human and physical characteristics, the changes of the world over time and the Earth’s natural and human resources. More than anything, we want our pupils to enjoy Geography!’

“I really enjoyed using a compass during our fieldtrip.” – Ismail – Y6

“I really enjoy learning about the location of different places in the world.” –
Allen – Y3

“I like finding out which places are hot and which places are cold.” –
Victoria – Y1

‘Teachers provide opportunities for pupils to share experiences of their cultural beliefs and celebrations.’…

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‘The highly successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work’…

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‘Pupils are happy and they feel safe.’…

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‘There is a strong sense of community in this school.’…

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‘Leaders ensure that pupils can develop essential life skills through activities such as learning to dress independently and simple food preparation’…

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‘From the earliest stages in Reception, adults skilfully support pupils to explain their mathematical thinking.’…

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‘The introduction of a comprehensively sequenced phonics programme is helping children to establish successful early reading skills from the very start of Reception.’…

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‘There is a very strong focus on checking on how well different groups of pupils are learning, so that any falling behind can be immediately helped to make better progress’…

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‘Teachers use
rigorous assessments to make sure that all pupils make good progress.’…

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‘Comprehensive subject plans identify the essential knowledge and vocabulary that pupils need to learn over time.’…

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‘Pupils contribute significantly to the successes of the school through their outstanding behaviour and readiness to learn’…

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‘Pupils demonstrate outstanding levels of tolerance and respect for other pupils and adults’…

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‘Staff morale is high, team spirit is very strong, and all are committed to continued improvement. This helps to explain why the school is continuing to improve’…

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‘The multi-academy trust has provided teachers with detailed suggestions for how to adapt every aspect of the curriculum.’…

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‘The excellent relationships between teachers and their pupils ensure lessons are purposeful and enjoyable’…

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‘Leaders help pupils to develop resilience and self-confidence in their learning.’…

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‘Relationships between adults and pupils are extremely positive.’…

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‘The Clifton ‘Good Citizen’ programme helps pupils to develop the communication and interaction skills they need for
later life.’…

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‘Teachers ensure that they enrich the curriculum through an extensive range of visits and experiences’…

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‘Leaders leave no stone unturned to ensure that the very diverse school population is treated equally and that there is a relentless focus on driving up pupil performance’…

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‘ A well-developed
programme for relationships education helps pupils to understand the importance of tolerance and respect for others.’…

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‘The range of enrichment activities the school provides is excellent and contributes a great deal to pupils’ learning’…

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‘The harmonious relationships among all groups, from a wide variety of backgrounds, are a strength of the school’…

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‘Pupils feel very safe in school because of the school’s rigorous approach to keeping them safe’…

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‘Teaching and learning are consistently good. As a result most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from often significantly below-average starting points’…

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‘Leaders have embedded a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum from the early years through to Year 6.’…

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‘In religious
education lessons, teachers provide opportunities for pupils to understand and appreciate the different life experiences of their friends.’…

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‘Leaders have high expectations of behaviour for all pupils.’…

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‘Pupils with highly complex special educational needs receive outstanding levels of support.’…

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‘Children make a good start in the early years because of good teaching’…

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‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive, commenting very positively on the school’s many strong features’…

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