Children will have the opportunity to learn Geography at all stages of their primary years. They will have the opportunity to explore human and physical characteristics of the world around them both locally and further afield in order to understand and enjoy the world in which we live.
We want to ensure children understand their local environment and are able to compare their locality to other places within the UK (KS1) and around the world (KS2). Children in the early years should be able to identify some similarities and differences in the world through storytelling (animals, people and living environments).
We want to ensure children understand the processes that create key physical and human geographical features of the world and can understand how these are interdependent and how they change over time.
In line with the national curriculum we want children to be competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes;
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS); and
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
We understand the importance of fieldwork and seek to provide opportunities to explore the natural and built environment around the school setting, as well as, further afield.
We hope that by the end of KS2 children will have the skills needed to progress to KS3 learning.