The opening line of the Bible, ‘In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth,’ sets our foundation for geographical learning as we develop a respect for God’s creation.
In geography we aim to develop a geography curriculum that grows a love of learning and that incorporates the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum. The content allows for a broader, deeper understanding of the four areas of geography identified in the curriculum which are;
Locational Knowledge – Understanding local, national and world geography.
Human and Physical geography – Understanding all the things you can see around you.
Place Knowledge – Understanding geographical similarities and differences.
Geographical Skills and Field Work – Learning outside the classroom and developing map skills.
It will develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places and understanding of the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, along with how they bring about variation and change over time. We intend to develop children’s curiosity and a fascination of the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. The underpinning foundation of understanding God’s world will be incorporated both explicitly and implicitly.