Geography forms a key part of the school’s cross curricular approach. As children progress through school they develop skills of both locational and place knowledge, human and physical geography; geographical skills and fieldwork.
Children are encouraged to develop a lively and questioning awareness of their local surroundings. Their interest and knowledge of the variety of physical and human conditions will extend from their local environment to the national and international scene.
Within the places studies, children will acquire the skills necessary for the interpretation of geographical information and for geographical enquiry. Walks, guided visits, regular surveys and, at the upper junior level, residential visits to York and Todmorden all contribute towards a growing awareness and appreciation of the child’s environment.
We believe Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments, using a cross curricular approach where possible. Through their work in Geography, children learn about their local area, and they compare their life with that in other regions of the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world.
Geography is planned so children learn geographical skills and interpret maps developing the skills of research, enquiry, 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.
Geography is taught in year groups through units of work outlined in the curriculum map.
We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in geography and to develop curiosity about local and world Geography and their place within it. We want them to be ready for their next stage in learning and try to inspire aspirations for future careers.