’You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose’’ – Dr Seuss on places you will go.
Our intent when teaching Geography is to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We ensure that our innovative 21st Century topic led curriculum, progressively builds on key skills throughout each child’s time at Ann Edwards which encourages a lifelong love of learning. Geography is essentially about understanding the world we live in; it helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about natural and human aspects. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. School trips and fieldwork are provided to give first hand experiences, which enhances children’s understanding of the local environment and the world around them. Our pupils feel a sense of belonging to the school and community as well as being ready to make a positive contribution to the wider world.
Through our Geography teaching we aim to ensure that we:
- Help pupils develop knowledge and understanding of places and themes including patterns and processes.
- Foster children’s sense of wonder at the world around them.
- Help pupils develop a sense of identity through learning about the UK and its relationships with other countries.
- Develop an informed concern about the future of our planet.
- Enhance children’s sense of responsibility for the acre of the earth and its inhabitants.
- Teach the skills and knowledge necessary to develop children as geographers.
- Encourage learning through enquiry-based projects and lessons in order to develop children’s independent research skills.
- Help children understand how to use a map in a variety of different contexts.