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Geography​

We expect every child to leave our school curious about the world around them and eager to continue exploring the natural world, both locally and globally.

Our geography learning journey inspires pupils to become curious and explorative thinkers with a diverse knowledge of the world; in other words, to think like a geographer. To develop this curiosity every unit of learning and every lesson is a question to investigate.

We want pupils to develop the confidence to question and observe places, measure and record necessary data in various ways, and analyse and present their findings. Through our scheme of work, we aim to build an awareness of how Geography shapes our lives at multiple scales and over time. We hope to encourage pupils to become resourceful, active citizens who will have the skills to contribute to and improve the world around them. We also understand that in order to truly love Geography children need to go out and explore, investigate and understand the world around them. 

Each unit contains elements of geographical skills and fieldwork to ensure that fieldwork skills are practised as often as possible. Our units follow an enquiry cycle that maps out the fieldwork process of question, observe, measure, record, and present, to reflect the elements mentioned in the National curriculum. This ensures children will learn how to decide on an area of enquiry, plan to measure data using a range of methods, capture the data and present it.

We also ensure that Geography builds on our work in other subjects in building ‘Global Citizens’. Children study specific locations such as The Alps and Shanghai, understand how people still live in seemingly inhospitable locations and understand that our world needs to be cared for and looked after.