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Geography - National Curriculum & Policy

Introduction

At Penketh Primary School we are committed to providing a high-quality geography education that inspires 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 provides the tools and approaches that explain how the earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

Aims & Objectives

  • To stimulate children’s interest in their surroundings and develop a knowledge and understanding of the physical and human processes which shape places.
  • To increase children’s knowledge of other cultures and, in so doing, teach a respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country.
  • To provide learning opportunities that enthuse, engage, and motivate children to learn and foster a sense of curiosity and wonder at the beauty of the world around them.
  • To encourage in children a commitment to sustainable development and an appreciation of what ‘global citizenship’ means.
  • To make sense of their own surroundings through learning about their own locality and the interaction between people and the environment. 

Further information about how we plan and teach the Geography Curriculum can be found by clicking on the downloadable documents at the top of this page.