At Adderley, the Geography curriculum aims to inspire pupils’ curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. The curriculum will ensure that children have a greater understanding 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 helps them to think about the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes.
The curriculum allows children to draw and interpret maps and develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind. From these experiences pupils’ will gain a sense of identity and an increased understanding of their own position in their community and world. This will develop all pupils into active citizens in Modern Democratic Britain.
Children should become increasingly proficient in geographical enquiry as they develop skills and thinking. They will develop their ability to use evidence to reach and communicate sustainable conclusions and will be increasingly proficient in recognising and challenging a variety of interpretations and find out more about the local area, study a wide range of places and themes at different scales, and begin to understand their place in the world and their influences upon it. Through drawing links between histories, looking at what has happened in the past and geography it is possible for the children to realise that it is this influence that could make a huge difference to the world they live in.
Throughout the year, there are many opportunities for children to attend educational visits where they can explore different geographical locations relating to their topic. These opportunities will allow pupils’ to gain further learning opportunities and will be a memorable experience for all pupils!