Geography Curriculum Statement
It is our intention that the Geography curriculum will be both stimulating and motivating in order to capture the pupil’s curiosity and fuel their motivation to learn. The children should be provided with exciting learning opportunities so as they enjoy acquiring and developing their skills and knowledge and perceive the world as an interesting place. With a solid foundation upon which they can continue to build their knowledge, we hope that the children will continue to have a curiosity of the world throughout their life.
It is our intention that Geography will promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development helping them to have a greater understanding of their place in the world, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
Castle View Primary School aims to promote the children’s interest and understanding about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
We will encourage the children to ask questions about the world and provide opportunities for them to develop geographical skills and knowledge to be able to answer them.
Geography will be taught incrementally using the LPDS Units of work to ensure that all children meet the requirement of the 2014 National Curriculum.
It is expected that the children will:
- Develop an age-appropriate, accurate knowledge of the location of a wide range of globally significant places and develop their skills in describing the physical and human characteristics of these places.
- Use their locational knowledge to provide a geographical context in which to study and understand important geographical processes.
- Develop an understanding that these key processes play a vital role in the development of key physical and human geographical features of the world.
- Be able to discuss the interdependence of physical and human geography, how variations and changes to the geographical landscape of an area occurs.
- Develop their ability to use key geographical vocabulary which is appropriate and accurate and which evolves from EYFS to Key stage 1 and through to key stage 2.
- They should develop the skills to use and interpret a wide range of sources of geographical information including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
- Developing the skills to collect, analyse and present a range of data, gathered through experiences of fieldwork and exploring the local environment, to deepen their understanding of key geographical processes.
- Developing the skills to be able to communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills at writing. It is our intention that the Geography curriculum will be both stimulating and motivating in order to capture the children’s curiosity and fuel their motivation to learn.
The children will be provided with exciting learning opportunities that they enjoy and they will develop their skills and knowledge and perceive the world as an interesting place. With a solid foundation upon which they can continue to build their knowledge, we hope that the children will continue to have a curiosity of the world and an interest in their local area throughout their life.