Florence Melly Community Primary School
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“The world is a wonderful place with wonderful things going on in it.” David Attenborough

At Florence Melly we are geographers! We want our children to love geography. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be cartographers, town planners, conservationists or weather forecasters.

A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. National Curriculum (2013)

Bringing Geography Alive at Florence Melly!

We often use the vibrancy of Liverpool as a vehicle  to enrich pupils’ time in our school with memorable and unforgettable experiences, trips, lessons and clubs. Here are just a few examples of how we have brought our geography curriculum alive this year:

  • Our pupils enjoyed a recycling themed assembly by an Eco Officer from Gilmoss Recycling Centre. The aim of the session was to introduce the children to some kit they are lending our school and how to ‘Recycle Right’. The children were set challenges to complete to raise funds for school and raise awareness about the importance of recycling and looking after the natural world. 

Our Geography Policy

Please take a few minutes to read through our Geography policy, created by our Humanities Lead, Mr Derbyshire. If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of this policy or our approach to geography, please get in touch: s.derbyshire@fmp.liverpool.sch.uk.

Our Geography Curriculum Rationale

Geography Subject Characteristics

Geography subject specific characteristics, which we expect the children to demonstrate, have been developed and shared with all stakeholders. These characteristics underpin all work in geography and form a focal point for display areas and provide a common subject specific vocabulary for staff and pupils. 

At Florence Melly, we are Geographers. We have…

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
  • An excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
  • The ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
  • Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.
  • Highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
  • A passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.
  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.

Key Geography Documentation

Please use the links below to access our key documentation.

Geography Curriculum Map

Geography Cumulative End Goals

Geography Vocabulary Progression

Celebrating Geography on Social Media

Recent Geography Initiatives/Key Actions at Florence Melly 

At Florence Melly, we implement many initiatives to promote Geography. This year, these have included:

At Florence Melly Community Primary School, we are GEOGRAPHERS!