Aims and Objectives
Geography, from the Greek, ‘Geo’ (Earth) and ‘Graph’ (Writing), is the study of the physical features of the Earth, as well as the human activity that affects – and is affected by – these physical elements.
Geography lends itself as a highly cross-curricular subject that encourages children to critically examine, explore, appreciate and comprehend the world in which we inhabit.
During Geography sessions, children will build upon their learning – year on year – through a development of Geographical skills, understanding and technical knowledge. This will be achieved through a variety of whole-class teaching, group activities and individual tasks; due to the cross-curricular nature of the subject, Geographical content will be learnt through topic based learning. Within these lessons, students will be given the opportunity to practise, consolidate and extend their Geographical skills, as well as critically evaluate the work of their peers; this should be done through both written and verbal methods depending on the skills to be developed.
Click here to see the KS1 and KS2 national curriculum: Geography Curriculum
To see what Geography each class is doing, check the class information pages:
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development and British Values
Geography – Human Geography in particular – offers a multitude of opportunities to cover and embrace British Values. The Values of ‘Mutual Respect’ and ‘Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs’ are concepts that can be addressed directly through the Geographical Scheme of Work, with the other values being interwoven through adaptive planning: collaborative work during fieldwork develops respect for each other; the development of respect for the environment – and those within it – will be covered through discussions, and the appreciation of similarities and differences will be covered though the exciting nature of Geography as the study of the World.