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 will equip pupils with knowledge about places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Teaching geographical knowledge, understanding and skills will enable pupils to explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. Pupils will learn about the impact that ‘they’ as an individual and ‘we’ as humanity have on the Earth and will be able to discuss and debate relevant current issues such as global warming and plastic pollution. There is a clear plan for progression.
Pupils will leave KS1 having developed knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their own locality. They will understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.
Pupils will leave KS2 having extended their knowledge and understanding beyond their local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They will have developed their use of geographical tools and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge, and be able to discuss environmental issues and their probable causes.
Children will be supported to close any gaps in their learning. Where children show high ability, talent and interest, they will be further challenged. Every effort will be made to identify and lift barriers to learning. The subject will be presented as one to enjoy.