|‘Geography underpins a lifelong “conversation” about the earth as the home of humankind.’ Geography Association|
The teaching of Geography provides opportunities to inspire children to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
Children will learn about earth’s key physical and human processes and of the interaction them, how this affects landscapes and environments. Many contemporary challenges – climate change, food security, energy choices – cannot be understood without a geographical perspective. Geography also has many links with language. Pupils are taught to communicate and decipher information by using maps, images of people and place, numerical data and graphical modes of communication that underpin our lives, and make geographers skilful and employable. They will also develop important geographical skills, such as being able to use a compass and four figure grid references to describe a location.
Geography is more than factual learning and is a brilliant way of developing our children’s natural fascination for the world around them. Our enquiry-based approaches breathe life into geography using key concept which over-arch our topics, remaining with children for the rest of their lives.
We plan by making links between subjects and the current affairs, thereby ensuring many transferable skills, such as research, observation, measurement, recording and presentation, as well as critical and analytical thinking. This means children can make informed judgements based on their knowledge of the world around them.
Our key concepts are:
Similarities and differences
As a result of this learning our children develop a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there. They are global citizens due to their understanding of current and contemporary issues in the world and can present reasoned arguments to explain findings.