Geography helps children to make sense of the world around them and to gain a better appreciation and understanding of the human interaction with their surroundings. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values and their rights and responsibilities towards other people and the environment.
Geography is the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them, and the people who live in them. Skills developed through Geography help pupils to gain a greater understanding of the ways of life and cultures of other people and places.
We aim for the children:
- To foster children’s sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them
- To develop enquiring minds in children
- To stimulate the children’s interest in their surroundings and foster a sense of wonder about the world
- To increase children’s knowledge and awareness of the world and the people that live within it
- To develop an appreciation of the variety of physical conditions on the earth
- To enable children to develop a greater understanding of human interaction with the environment
- To enable children to use a range of resources with increasing confidence and to develop a range of geographical skills
- To inspire a sense of responsibility for the environments and people of the world we live in
- To develop children’s competence in specific geographical skills, including enquiry, problem solving and decision making
Throughout all Geography learning we develop and encourage the use of geographical skills. These include:
To support our Geography teaching we use up to date maps and atlas and Internet maps including Google Earth. We visit many local surroundings, landmarks and places of interest to support Geography learning and the children’s understanding of the world around them.
Please click this link to see the National Curriculum Geography Programme of Study
- Collecting and recording information
- Interpreting information
- Evaluating information
- Communicating conclusions through different methods
- Increasing geographical vocabulary
- Using geographical resources