1. Space and scale. (Where in the world and what is the position compared to other locations?)
2. Physical environment. (What are the physical features of the location, how are they formed, how are they changing and how do they compare to other locations?)
3. Human. (What are the features of this location - trade, energy, general use - How do the physical features impact humans, how have humans impacted on physical features and how do they compare to those of other locations?)
4. Change and sustainability. (How has this place changed over time, how is it changing now, how can humans sustain and improve this location and what are children's views on this location?)
5. Map skills will relate to all of the above lenses. Fieldwork skills will be used where appropriate to the topic e.g. there is opportunity to explore the depth, width, flow rates and features of a local Nottinghamshire river within the rivers unit.
Below you will find documents that show how our lenses link with the National Curriculum, more detail about the lenses, an overview of each of our units of work and how they link through school. This new approach was introduced in September 2020 and will be subject to review at the end of the academic year once we have assessed how the curriculum has been implemented and the impact it has had on children's early learning to think and be geographers.
Our intent statement fully considers our aims for children within geography throughout their time at Tollerton. We believe we fully ensure that children will leave Tollerton with a solid foundation in geography and ready for key stage 3.