We seek to inspire in our children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We want our children to gain understanding and have practical experiences of geographical knowledge and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time, and gain an appreciation of life in other cultures.
As geographers our children will:
- Develop an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like
- Build an understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated
- Use geography subject specific vocabulary effectively
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Be able to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
- Have opportunities to develop practical geographical skills and techniques through fieldwork
- Develop a sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live on it