Geography Curriculum Intent Statement

Geography develops pupils’ understanding of the world in which they live through the study of place, space and environment.

Whilst Geography provides a basis for pupils to understand their role within the world, by exploring locality and how people fit into a global structure, the subject also encourages children to learn through experience, particularly through practical and fieldwork activities.

Through the teaching of Geography, Raddlebarn Primary School aims to:

  • Increase pupils’ awareness, knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
  • Develop pupils’ graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps.
  • Make pupils aware of environmental problems at a local, regional and global level.
  • Encourage pupils to commit to sustainable development.
  • Develop a variety of skills, including those in relation to problem-solving, ICT and presenting conclusions in an appropriate and creative way.

Here at Raddlebarn Primary School we offer the opportunity for all children to receive a high-quality geography education which inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world 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 an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

Progression of skills and knowledge is paramount to create successful global citizens. We follow the aims as set out by the National Curriculum from EYFS to Upper KS2.
During this time we teach the children to develop and understand the location of globally significant places including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these are interdependent and change over time. Alongside developing their Geographical knowledge we focus on providing the children with the opportunities to collect, analyse and communicate using a range of sources and information gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes. To then interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems. Finally communicate and question geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

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 of environments. All children will be supported to develop an understanding of the world and their impact upon it to help to create a good knowledge base for the future.