‘Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live’ Royal Geographic Society
The National Curriculum recognises that:
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Through our curriculum we aim to build upon the child’s ‘personal geography’ by developing geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through studying places and themes. We want to create critical thinkers, who question, reason, to understand and appreciate the world around them. Geography is a very important subject to help children learn about the diversity of our world. For this reason, outdoor learning and fieldwork is an essential element in the teaching of this subject. It is important for children to experience Geography in a real life context, and to be able to deepen their understanding through cross curricular learning.