No longer will you be called Abram; your name will be Abraham, for I have made you a father of many nations.
New International Version
At Northaw, ‘knowing where’s where’ supports pupils’ identity and appreciation of interconnectedness. Fieldwork includes data collection, analysis and presentation. Access to Digimap for Schools supports learning, mapping and exploring. The experience of fieldwork draws together pupils’ locational knowledge and that of human and physical processes. It supports pupils to appreciate the interplay between them. Classroom resources and fieldwork are adjusted as required to ensure that all pupils take part. We participate in National Fieldwork Fortnight, enabling young people to develop their subject knowledge, gain a range of skills that are difficult to develop in the classroom and help them to understand the ‘messiness’ of geographical reality. Key questions generated each lesson are recorded on green flash cards, placed in the class knowledge jar and used for systematically practising recall. Ofsted’s research review series and subject report series have informed our practice in this area.
Adaptation for Inclusion
We want pupils with SEND to achieve exceptionally well in geography, and have constructed a curriculum that is ambitious and designed to give all pupils, particularly disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. The curriculum is successfully adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know and can do with increasing fluency and independence.
Teachers can also refer to our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Guidance where classroom difficulties and strategies to support are listed by area of need.