GEOGRAPHY – STATEMENT OF INTENT
‘Geography is not only up-to-date and relevant, it is one of the most exciting, adventurous and valuable subjects to study today. So many of the world’s current problems boil down to geography, and need the geographers of the future to help us understand them. Global warming, sustainable food production, natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, the spread of disease, the reasons for migration and the future of energy resources are just some of the great challenges facing the next generation of geographers.’
Sir Michael Palin
At SS Mary and Michael primary school we believe that Geography helps to provoke and answer questions about the natural and human world, encouraging our children to be fascinated and curious about the world and their place in it.
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.
Geography is an investigative subject which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. Our children will be able to connect new knowledge with existing knowledge, as well as develop fluency to apply their knowledge as skills.
Geography helps to develop a range of investigative and problem solving skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas. The fieldwork allows the children to analyse data they have collected and present findings using a range of mathematical skills. Opportunities to write at length are included in the curriculum for each year group.
Progression of Skills in Geography