At South Parade Primary School geography education should be fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Geography; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love for geography. Furthermore, we aim to 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. (The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England).
Geography teaching at South Parade Primary School has a wide application to everyday life, teaching the children to enjoy learning about the world and to have a better understanding of how people live in different locations.
The aims of teaching geography in our school are:
- To inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the world
- To enable children to know about the location of the world’s continents, countries, cities, seas and oceans.
- To develop in children the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
- To help children understand how the human and physical features of a place shapes it’s location and can change over time.
- To provide opportunities to study mathematics across the curriculum through geography lessons
- To cover each area of Geography (Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Geography, Geographical Skills and Fieldwork) each academic year, using and building upon knowledge from previous years
- To have clear progressive objectives for Geography across each area and each year
- To use Oddizzi to support children’s research and skill development
- To have at least one Geography based topic per year group – each year will also focus on a country or region so that as children reach Year 6 they have a broad knowledge of the World, having covered an area from each continent by the end of Year 6