A high-quality geography education should 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 should 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. 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. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
At the end of KS1 pupils will have developed an understanding and the skills of map-work, locating where they live locally and in comparison to the United Kingdom. They will have developed a widening geographical understanding of their world, places, people and environment through their Power of Reading topics and be able to apply Geographical vocabulary.
At the end of KS2 pupils will build on the Foundations of KS1 extending their Geographical knowledge of the world, places, people and environments beyond the UK. Compare, contrast and make predictions based on this knowledge
They will be able to independently and confidently use Geographical skills to develop their understanding of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features.
When pupils leave Park Brow school we want our pupils to be in awe of their world and develop an interest in its exploration.
At Park Brow our Geography aims are built upon the principles of the National Curriculum. Our aims are to:
- 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
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.