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"Learn about Geography. We'd all be lost without it!"
Michael Palin

Geography inspires in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching equips children 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. As children progress, 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 and use of landscapes and environments. Follow the link to the 2014 National Curriculum for Geography

At Corvedale Primary School, we value Geography as an important part of the National Curriculum. The purpose of geography teaching here is to inspire children’s curiosity and interest to explore the world in which we live and its people that will ignite a love of learning. We aim to 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.

To stimulate children’s interest, we begin to learn about their locality; carefully exploring human and physical geographical features through fieldwork. Children then build upon their knowledge by comparing their life here in south Shropshire to other parts of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. As pupils progress through school, 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 and use of landscapes and environments. Children need to know and understand how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Intent

Our teaching aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

Click here for our Curriculum Policy Statement for Geography

Click here for our whole school Progression Planning for Geography

Click here for the 2014 National Curriculum for Geography