Geography

Our Geography Curriculum

Intent 

Geography is essentially about understanding the world we live in. It helps provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. At Haslingfield Primary school, children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferrable to other curriculum areas. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. At Haslingfield our intent, when teaching geography, is to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

 

Implementation 

We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children. It is important that children develop the skills of a geographer by fully immersing them in all areas of the subject. Throughout the key stages we provide children with a variety of learning opportunities that allow them explore both their local environment and different areas of the world. The local area is fully utilised to achieve desired outcomes, with opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practise. School trips and fieldwork are provided to give first hand experiences, which enhance children’s understanding of the world beyond their locality.

 

Impact 

By the time children leave Haslingfield they will: have an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like. They will have an excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated. Children will have an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary. They will be fluent in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques. They will have a passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there. And children will have the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment