- To ensure all pupils achieve their full potential in geography
- To build a solid foundation of geographical knowledge about significant places – including their physical and human characteristics
- To build a solid foundation of geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate a range of data gathered through fieldwork
- interpret geographical information e.g. maps, diagrams, globes and aerial photographs
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways
- To inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people so that they become inspiring and caring members of the local and global community
At East Bergholt, the school’s intention is for pupils to develop and build a confident grasp of geographical knowledge and vocabulary, as well as a wide understanding of the fundamental issues within the subject. Through studying geography, children develop their curiosity and interest in the world around them.
The school’s Geography curriculum is built around the principles of cumulative knowledge focusing on the topics of spaces, places, scale, human and physical processes with an emphasis on how content is connected, and relational knowledge is acquired. Geography is planned sequentially and cumulatively from Year 1 through to Year 6, ensuring that important subject knowledge and skills are revisited with increasing levels of challenge and provides opportunities for pupils to apply and develop their subject vocabulary confidently.
As well as delivering the subject content of geography, the curriculum also make links with other subjects including reading, writing and mathematics, helping our children to acquire and develop the skills and confidence to undertake geographical enquiry, problem-solving and decision-making in context.
Children will have a growing knowledge of the world and their place in it. They will also have a wide vocabulary of geographical terms. Pupils will aspire to discover more about the world, through reading, travel or the media and know that they can use their voice to express themselves and their opinions. Pupils will have developed the geographical skills of evaluation, creativity, problem solving and enquiry.