As with History, Geography forms part of the school's cross curricular approach. Pupils are encouraged to develop a lively and questioning awareness of their local surroundings. Their interest and knowledge of the variety of physical and human conditions will extend from their local environment to the national and international scene. Within the places studies, children will acquire the skills necessary for the interpretation of geographical information and for geographical enquiry.
The key aims are to ensure children:
- develop knowledge of the location of globally significant places, including their 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 geographical skills needed to:
- collect and analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including 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.