· To inspire a love of cultural knowledge and understanding of our local environment and the world beyond · To understand how human processes and physical processes interact, and the effect they have on the human and physical environment · To develop and nurture inquisitive minds and to equip the children with skills in order to find answers to their geographical questions . To develop a broad locational knowledge and helping to establish a sense of identity and place in our world
Our curriculum is designed to include: · regular fieldwork opportunities, making use of community links and local expertise · opportunities for residential visits for different year groups · specific lessons on reading and making maps at different scales · access to different kinds of maps in the classroom and on the wall with topic appropriate geographical vocabulary displayed · use of classroom maps to make links to different subjects · an awareness of current affairs through the use of BBC Newsround, Geographical Association or Royal Geographical Society and discussions to encourage curiosity about the world and global current events · opportunities to take part in charity events, raising awareness and empathy of global issues
· Understand the cause and effect of different physical and human processes – how their actions affect the world around them and those who live in it and how to make a positive contribution · View themselves as global citizens and to question human behaviour in order to sustain and improve the environment · Have a thirst for knowledge and be well prepared , skills-wise, for the next stage of their education
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