All children will have the chance to explore the awe and wonder of the rural world around them. Children will be given the chance to explore the outside area in which we live. Within the safety of our nurtured environment we will explore a contrasting location for similarities and differences.
All children will be given the opportunity through human and physical geography to recognise the effects on both the local environment and also the wider world. Through practical field work experiences the children’s understanding of the world in a local and global context will develop. They will become trusted members of their global community who protect and care for their world through informed decisions and actions.
All children are encouraged to become active members of the local and global community. Inspirational teaching will plant the seed of inquisition from which the children will become independent, innovative thinkers. This will equip them to champion a current local or global issue allowing their talents to shine and their views and ideas to be shared.
All children will be provided with opportunities to flourish using their geographical skills and knowledge. Through sequenced and progressive learning, the children are equipped to succeed in their endeavours. Through enquiry the children will respond to a range of questions embedding their taught skills and knowledge. This will allow them to explore place regardless of physical and social experience.
Purpose of study
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the 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 the interaction between physical and human processes, and of 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 at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.