Our intent is that
- We inspire in pupils a curiosity, fascination and respect about the world and its people that will remain with them.
- That we stimulate pupils’ interest in their surroundings and encourage children to have a sense of community.
- We investigate the local area so that they can develop a real sense of where they are and come from, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special.
- Pupils enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining skills and knowledge not just in the classroom but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
- All pupils have the opportunity to take part in visits and experiences to places they may never visit.
- Pupils gain skills which are transferrable to other subjects.
- Through geography pupils are able to form balanced opinions and a good understanding about current issues in society and the environment such as globalisation and climate change.
We prepare pupils for the future.
Implementation will be as follows
- We will focus our lessons on the knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum.
- All lessons will be planned to show progression and depth across each Key Stage.
- We want to give geography high importance within the curriculum and enable all children to gain ‘real life’ experiences which will include educational visits to places of geographical value.
Geography skills are taught through the integrated curriculum with particular links with History. Cross curricular links can also be made in Numeracy, Science, PSHE, RSE and ICT.
The impact of the above will be
- To provide children with a range of geographical skills and knowledge to encourage enquiry, formulate appropriate questions, develop research skills and evaluate material to inform opinions.
- To prepare pupils so they are ready for the curriculum in KS3 and for life as an adult in the wider world.
- To give them an appreciation of what Global Citizenship means and the understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country.
- Evidence of this will be found in integrated and English books and pupil interviews will be used to gauge their level of understanding and their enjoyment of the subject.