Subject Lead:Miss Jamil
“Geography nurtures curiosity and wonder about the world.”
– Alaric Maude, 2010
At Cheetwood Primary School we strive to provide pupils with a high-quality geography education which inspires a curiosity and fascination about our world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of interactions between physical and human processes, the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
Geography is taught in half termly blocks throughout the year alternating with History, so that children achieve depth in their learning. Children are taught Geography in key stages: KS1, LKS2 and UKS2
The National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
- Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
- Are 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)
– Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
We aim to equip them with the progressive skills, knowledge and understanding that allow them to question their place in the world and should inspire them to be curious about how the world works.