Geography and Global
It is our aims are to:
- provide opportunities for the teaching and application of practical skills
- to ensure a secure knowledge of the children’s own locality, the UK and the wider world.
- to allow flexibility to include aspects of the changing world political landscape.
- To plan a sequence of lessons to ensure that the knowledge and skills covered are those required to meet the aims of the national curriculum.
- To plan for content that allows for a broad and deep understanding of the four areas of geography identified in the curriculum (locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography, geography skills and fieldwork).
- To develop relevant, contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places and understanding of the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, along with how they bring about variation and change over time.
- To develop children’s curiosity and a fascination of the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
- To offer a range of opportunities for investigating places around the world as well as physical and human processes.
- To improve children’s geographical vocabulary, map skills and geographical facts and provide opportunities for consolidation, challenge and variety to ensure interest and progress in the subject.
In KS1, children begin to use maps and recognise physical and human features to do with the local area, building to using maps to explore the continents and oceans of the world. Children will begin to compare where they live to places outside of Europe and ask and answer geographical questions.
In KS2, map skills can be developed further using digital maps, more keys and symbols and children begin to use more fieldwork skills. Through revisiting and consolidating skills, children build on prior knowledge alongside introducing new skills and challenge.
All children expand on their skills in local knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography, geographical skills and fieldwork. Across both key stages, children experience a range of opportunities to experience geography through practical engaging tasks beyond the classroom.
- That geography learning is loved by teachers and pupils across school, and quality evidence can be presented in books.
- All children use geographical vocabulary accurately and understand the different strands of geography, with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
- Children begin to make relevant links from geography to other curriculum subjects, such as history and science. They improve their enquiry skills and inquisitiveness about the world around them, and their impact on the world.
- Children realise that they have choices to make in the world, developing a positive commitment to the environment and the future of the planet.
- Children become competent in collecting, analysing and communicating a range of data gathered. They are able to interpret a range of sources of geographical
- information and can communicate geographical information in a variety of ways.
- All children in the school are able to speak confidently about their geography learning, skills and knowledge.