Geography

Purpose:

  • To inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
  • To equip the children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.
  • To give the children a deeper understanding of the earth and its physical and human features.
  • To equip the children with the skills to find out more about the earth and its people.

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Core Learning:

  • To investigate the earth and its natural and human geographical features.
  • To explore the similarities and differences between life in different places and the geographical reasons for this.
  • To ask geographical questions and be able find answers to them using different sources.
  • To communicate using geographical language.

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Characteristics of a Geographer:

  • A sense of curiosity to find out about the world and its people.
  • A knowledge of where places are, what they are like and why they are like that.
  • An understanding of how physical environments affect the way people live.
  • An ability to ask geographical questions and use field work, maps and other geographical skills and techniques to answer them in an analytical way.
  • An ability to express well-balanced opinions, using geographical knowledge and understanding of current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.
  • An ability to reach conclusions and a reasoned argument, based on geographical enquiry, and represent these in imaginative and creative ways.
  • An extensive understanding of geographical vocabulary.

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Using and Applying English and Maths within Geography:

English:

Demonstration of skills learnt in English lessons such as

  • Debates, discussions, reports, brochures, fact files, instructions, explanations and descriptions.

Maths:

Demonstration of skills taught within Maths lessons such as

  • Calculations (related to population, area, distance, height and depth), compass points, direction, coordinates and scale.

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Inclusion:

Teachers set high expectations for every pupil. They plan challenging work to enable all pupils to make good progress regardless of their academic ability or background. We expect all children to make good progress albeit from different starting points.

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