Our geography curriculum encourages pupils to be curious about the world around them. We want them to be fascinated by it too! Together, we develop the minds and learning skills of our young geographers. We do this through our key drivers:
- Nurturing and developing pupils’ enquiry skills
- Encouraging creativity and lifelong learning
- Wanting to make the world a better place
- Building and expanding geographical language and knowledge
Pupils develop a greater understanding of diverse places and people. They study current issues that affect the ecology of the planet. Geography explores questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Pupils develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding of the world. This helps them to become responsible citizens. Pupils will learn about their own locality. But they also develop a knowledge and understanding of the world beyond their own environment.
Pupils also learn about influential people who have affected local and global geography. These may be conservationists, explorers or scientists. We hope this learning inspires pupils to consider future professions.
The strands in geography are:
- Locational knowledge
- Place knowledge
- Human and physical geography
- Geographical skills and fieldwork
- Influential people
Year 1 have been studying Africa this half term with a focus on ‘The importance of water in Kenya’. The children in Year 1 created some short news report videos to share their learning. Here are a couple of examples:
Year 6 – South America
Year 6 have been learning about countries and the various climates in South America. The effect of environmental issues were also explored across the continent.
Year 1’s trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Year 1 visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park to have a look at some of the animals that are native to the African countries (Tanzania and Kenya) that they have been studying in geography. The children had a fantastic day and it was great to see them applying the knowledge they have learnt to the real world.
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