Our approach to teaching geography
Through delivery of a creative curriculum in geography, children learn about their local area and the physical and human features within it. They can compare their life in this area with that of other regions in the UK and the rest of the world. Children’s spirituality is deepened through an appreciation of life in other cultures and a sense of wonder and fascination with the world.
Our core aim for all pupils
We believe that geography stimulates curiosity and imagination, and we aim to build upon the child’s place in the world by developing geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through studying places and themes. Through geography we motivate children to find out about the physical world. This enables them to recognise the effect of people’s behaviour of the environment encouraging their own focus on sustainable development for the future of mankind.
From birth to age five, your child is led to make sense of their physical world and their community by exploring, observing, and finding out about people, places, technology, and the environment. In KS1, pupils develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom, and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness. In KS2 pupil's extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They also continue to develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding, and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.