The school offers a high-quality geography education which inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
To stimulate children’s interests in their surroundings and develop a knowledge and understanding of the physical and human processes which shape places.
To increase pupils’ knowledge of different cultures and in doing so, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen within a multi-cultural society.
To provide opportunities that enthuse, engage and motivate children to learn and foster a sense of curiosity and wonder of the world around them.
To encourage in children a sense of commitment to sustainable development and an appreciation of what “global citizenship” means.
To make sense of their own surroundings through learning about their own locality and the interaction between people and the environment.
To develop skills including how to use, draw and interpret maps of different scales and the vocabulary necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry.
To apply map reading skills and identify geographical features.
To formulate appropriate questions, develop research skills and evaluate material.
To enable children to work in a range of geographical contexts, using a variety of materials and equipment.
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 the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. We want our children to gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills.