Our Community MAT

Our Community Multi Academy Trust is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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At Dymchurch, we teach history and geography through a topic approach and we build as many linked learning opportunities and real-life experiences into these sessions as possible. 

Topics are built around enquiry questions to pique children's interest and stimulate their inquisitive minds. We focus on the local area  during the Autumn term, Great Britain during Spring and investigate the wider world during the Summer. The topic units covered by each  year group can be found in the Topic overview. 

Topic Overview

Our geography intent:

  • We aim to deliver a high quality Geography curriculum that inspires children's curiosity and fascination about the world in which they live.
  • We believe that Geography is crucial in developing children's understanding of not only their local environment and community but also the wider world, comparing and contrasting to develop an awareness and respect for different cultures and the physical world around them.
  • We aim to equip our children with skills in recognising, describing, explaining, comparing and evaluating human and physical geographical elements, encouraging them to accurately use the appropriate technical vocabulary.
  • Geography is taught through carefully selected topics that are designed to develop our children's interests in an engaging and motivating approach with cross-curricular opportunities.
  • We follow an enquiry based approach to Geography, encouraging children to ask questions and discover the world around them though first hand experiences, providing opportunities to explore our local environment as much as possible.
  • We follow a planned progression of skills and knowledge, which relate to the objectives set out in the National Curriculum and EYFS Development Matters (Understanding the World), to ensure that children are embedding and building upon their learning as they move through each year group.