Geography gives all children the opportunity to explore the inter-relationships between the Earth and its peoples through the study of place, spatial pattern and the environment.
It seeks to describe and understand not only the location of the physical and human features of the Earth, but also the processes, systems and inter-relationships that create or influence those features. It supports the development of understanding between races and cultures and encourages pupils to regard themselves as global citizens.
It seeks to explore the relationships between places and patterns of activity arising from the use people make of the physical settings where they live and work, and encourages sustainable development of the environment.
It embraces both physical and human dimensions of the world. It addresses the resources, sometimes scarce and fragile, that the Earth provides and on which all life depends; the impact on those resources of human activities; and the wider social, economic, political and cultural consequences of the inter-relationship between the two. It raises pupils’ awareness of the impact mankind has on its environment, and the responsibilities it has to maintain it for the future.
- To enable pupils to gain skills, knowledge, concepts and understanding about the world and its peoples.
- To develop pupils’ awareness of the fragility of the planet and mankind’s effect on it
Geography is taught across the school following the 2014 National Curriculum.
The Whole School Curriculum Map details every topic, including Geography, that each class covers in each term throughout the school year. However, more detail about the objectives covered in each unit can be found in the half termly curriculum overviews.
When planning, teachers use this document to ensure that the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding for the year group are taught. It ensures high expectations are set in an exciting, comprehensive and broad curriculum.
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