At Egremont Primary School we look to deliver a learning environment in which our children can develop a curiosity about the world, both in the physical world and through the study of human influences. We hope that through this fascination our children will learn about the diverse places and resources of the world and its people.
Children will look to understand the impact of the passing of time on the world, and have the skills and knowledge to examine the world around them, and beyond.
Children will be able to transfer their skills developed within English, Maths, and ICT, to record and explain their findings.
Children will develop their skills in:
Locational knowledge, which means our children will learn to name and locate lakes, cities, and countries on maps. They will continue their learning to eventually will be able to identify the human and physical characteristics of these areas.
Place knowledge, where children will begin to understand similarities and differences through the study of human and physical features of a location.
Human and physical geography, helping children to study and understand different types of settlements, their land use, and trade links.
Geographical skills and fieldwork, where the child will learn a range of geographical techniques to use maps, atlases, photographs, globes, ICT, and compasses, as well as observing, measuring and recording data.
The National Curriculum states:
‘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. 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.
As pupils 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. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.’