Our intent is to inspire curiosity and fascination for the world around us, beyond the seas and for people and places. In Geography we nurture inquisitive thinking and questioning skills, we make strong links to History and Science.
Every learner will begin with exploring their local environment; our school, our town, our county, to move on to gaining a greater understanding of the UK, our oceans, to Europe and beyond. We learn to compare the UK to other countries, thinking about both similarities and differences. Learners are encouraged to draw, write and talk about what they see and how things may change during the course of a year. We learn to draw and read maps and gather a knowledge of basic geographical vocabulary that refers to human and physical features.
By the end of KS1 we will have learners who have had experience of and opportunities to explore these aims:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining 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 the geographical skills needed to collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- are competent in the geographical skills needed to interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs