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Spa Academy Askern

Spa Academy Askern


Curriculum Intent

Spa's geography curriculum aims to equip pupils so that they will:

Spa's geography curriculum, as part of our overarching curriculum model, is designed with our curriculum drivers in mind:


Curriculum Implementation


Geography & Spa's Literature-Led Curriculum

As part of Spa's Literature-Led Curriculum, the literature spine has been developed to allow pupils to confidently enjoy geography-themed literature in the term following discrete teaching of geography. More information can be found below and under the English page.

Geography-themed Literature

Great Kapok Tree: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest (Rise and Shine): Cherry, Lynne: 9780152026141: Books   The Boy Who Biked the World: On the Road to Africa: Part One: On the Road  to Africa: 1.00: Alastair Humphreys, Tom Morgan-Jones: Books   The Explorer: Rundell, Katherine, Horn, Hannah: Books   Survivors: Extraordinary Tales from the Wild and Beyond:  Long, David, Hyndman, Kerry: Books

In Autumn 1 (the previous term) pupils will have studied geography discretely. By studying this geography in the previous term, the carefully-selected literature studied during Autumn 2 is accessible as pupils have already been exposed to the vocabulary and background knowledge required to comprehend. 

In Year 3 pupils study The Great Kapok Tree. They are able to combine their geographical knowledge from Autumn 1's sustainability unit in exploring this tale of deforestation. In Year 4, as pupils have been previously exploring and comparing geographical regions, pupils study The Boy Who Biked the World. In Year 5, pupils are able to confidently enjoy The Explorer, having been equipped with the knowledge of this in Autumn 1. This adventure tale, studied in Year 5 is then built upon in Year 6, where pupils study SurvivorsThis series of short extraordinary tales builds upon pupils' understanding of natural disasters. It allows for critical study of conveying emotion and character through narrative.


Key Documents

Please find below the key documents referred to throughout this page.