Geography teaching in the Primary School is about developing an understanding of our world, through experience, investigation and learning from secondary sources. Geography helps children to gain a greater understanding of the ways of life and cultures of people in other places. This will help to enable children to take responsibility for their role in society and to develop a caring attitude towards others, animals and plants in our environment.
Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. Children study their local area and contrasting places in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. The study of the local area forms an important part of the geography taught at our school and activities are planned to build upon the children’s knowledge and understanding of the local area.
The aims of Geography in our school are:
- develop children’s geographical understanding and competence in specific geographical skills;
- help children acquire and develop the skills and confidence to undertake, investigation, problem solving and decision making;
- stimulate the children’s interest in and curiosity about their surroundings;
- create and foster a sense of wonder about the world;
- inspire a sense of responsibility for the environments and people of the world we live in;
- increase the children’s knowledge and awareness of our changing world, so that they will want to look after the Earth and it’s resources and think about how it can be improved and sustained;
- begin to develop respect for, and an interest in, people throughout the world regardless of culture, race and religion;
- develop a sense of identity by learning about the United kingdom and it’s relationship with other countries.
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