Aims and Objectives
Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Children investigate a range of places- both in the United Kingdom and abroad- to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area, what makes it special and unique. We also develop the children’s ability to apply geographical skills to enable them to confidently communicate their findings and geographical understanding to a range of audiences.
Through high quality teaching, we aim to develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:
- An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in the United Kingdom and the wider world;
- A comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected, to develop a sense of ‘global citizenship and responsibility;
- An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary;
- Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills, as well as effective presentation techniques;
- The ability to develop a variety of skills, including those of enquiry, problem solving, ICT, investigation and how to present their conclusions and explain their findings in the most appropriate way;
- Excellent field work skills as well as other geographical aptitudes and techniques;
- The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in accurate knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and then environment;
- A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.