'Geography is the subject that holds the key to our future' - Michael Palin
In Geography, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We aim to teach children to gain an age appropriate understanding of places and environments. Geography is taught discretely as a standalone subject and where appropriate links can be made to other subjects. Every Geography unit is based around an overarching theme, and each lesson has an enquiry question that develops understanding and deepening knowledge of this theme, ensuring coverage of the National Curriculum - Locational knowledge, Place knowledge, Human and Physical Geography
Geographical skills and fieldwork.
By developing specific geographical skills, children make sense of our own surroundings through learning about our own local area, rural, coastal and urban, asking geographical questions and comparing their locality with that of other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human and physical geography, children gain a deep understanding of how our local environment differs from others, and how environments have an impact on the way people live.
Our Geography curriculum aims to inspire children to think about their own place in the world and to develop a sense of responsibility towards the environment and an understanding of the interaction and interconnections between physical and human processes.