Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. Children develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills.
“The world belongs to me because I understand it.”
Honoré de Balzac (French novelist and playwright)
The aims of our geography teaching are to enable children to:
- Equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
- Help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
- Explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
- Inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.