Geography provides an insight into the wonders of the human and physical world. Geography aims to educate pupils on world issues facing the current generation, such as climate change, plastics in the ocean and poverty. The subject will 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. It aims to create a curiosity that will stay with pupils for the rest of their life.
The primary concerns are to develop:
a knowledge and understanding of the similarities and differences between places;
a factual knowledge of the location of major features on a local, national and global scale;
a sense of responsibility for the environment;
the ability to question, reason and form opinions.
To achieve this, the schemes place emphasis upon:
learning skills, particularly in the use of maps, fieldwork and secondary sources of information;
using case studies to compare contrasting localities e.g. in the developed and developing world;
understanding physical and human processes and environmental issues.
It is expected that homework set should take no longer
than 20 minutes (Years 5 & 6) or 30 minutes (Years 7&8)
to complete. In addition to the tasks set out by the
timetable, we request that children read or are read to
daily for 15 minutes.