The aim of Geography teaching at Bantock Primary School is to stimulate the children’s interest and understanding about the world around them. Geography is a valued part of the National Curriculum. It provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. Geography explores the relationship between the Earth and its people.
Geography stimulates curiosity and imagination and we aim to build upon the child’s ‘personal geography’ by developing geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through studying places and themes.
Geography encourages children to learn through experience particularly through fieldwork and practical activities. The children will become confident and independent learners (SHINE)
The aims of Geography in our school are:
- Inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
- 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.
- Develop a growing knowledge about the world to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
- Acquire Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills.
- Enable children to learn and explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
(Taken from the Current Primary Geography Curriculum -Reference: DFE-00186-2013)
Objectives of Curriculum
Children will be taught a range of knowledge of skills in both Key stage 1 and Key stage 2. Both key stages will focus on Locational knowledge, Place knowledge, Human and physical geography and Geographical skills and fieldwork. Please see the following new curriculum objectives.
Key Stage 1
In Key Stage 1 these focus areas can be taught in the following teaching units
- Our school within its locality
- A small area of the United Kingdom
- A small area of a contrasting non-European country
- Weather patterns in the United Kingdom.
- Hot and cold areas of the world.
- The United kingdom
- The World
Key Stage 2
In key stage 2 these focus areas can be taught in the following teaching units
- The local area
- A region of the United Kingdom
- A region of a European country
- A region within North America
- A region within South America
- The geography of the world