Geography is important at our school; we have a high proportion of 'Forces' children who have lived in various parts of this country and quite often from abroad. We use this experience so that by the end of their time with us, our children will have knowledge about our community and locality, country, Europe and the wider world. They will develop knowledge of local and global significant places both on the land and oceans. They will know and understand the impact that humans have had on the world both positively and negatively and be able to investigate, consider, reflect and review and draw conclusions. They will be able to define physical characteristics and use geographical contexts to understand the actions of processes and how they bring spatial variation and changes over time.
Our children will be competent in geographical skills needed to collect evidence/data, analyse and communicate to others using a wide range of data and geographical resources. They will experience real-life challenges, trips, visitors and activities to deepen their learning and engage them in a life-long love of geography.
They will ask and answer challenging geographical questions that make links between events, developments, peoples and periods in the past and for the future. They will know of and use a wide range of geographical information to support learning and develop understanding so that they can communicate their findings in a variety of ways. They will use geographical terms accurately in their effective communication of ideas and judgements. They will select and apply their knowledge and skills from other subjects to draw conclusions and communicate their findings.
They will have a sense of social responsibility, respect for diversity and a willingness to engage with sensitive and controversial issues. They will have a mindset that challenges current thinking and understand the need to gather the evidence to support their thinking. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. They will feel prepared for the next stage of their geographical education and beyond. They will feel proud of themselves, their communities and their place.