Sarum St Paul's CofE (VA) Primary School

Westminster Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 7DG

01722 336459

admin@sarum-st-pauls.wilts.sch.uk

Geography

INTENT

 

Through teaching Geography we aim to:

 

  • Fire pupils' curiosity about the human and physical geography of the local area and compare this with an area in the wider world
  • Encourage thinking about how land use has changed over time
  • Develop the pupils’ sense of place
  • Promote pupils’ awareness and impact of local, national and global issues, such as natural disasters and the environment, and therefore encourage them to become responsible citizens
  • Improve children’s locational knowledge of significant places and geographical features as well as their geographical skills such as fieldwork and using maps and compasses

 

Through Geography we can also:

 

  • Improve pupils' skills in English, Maths and Computing
  • Develop pupils' thinking and enquiry skills
  • Develop pupils as active citizens
  • Develop children’s geographical vocabulary to help them communicate their knowledge and understanding

 

In learning Geography pupils will:

 

  • Use a range of sources such as visitors, the local environment, sites, photographs, portraits, artefacts, written materials, ICT based materials, data, TV / video extracts.
  • Interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs, and Geographical Information Systems.
  • Work in a variety of contexts - individually, in groups, as a whole class and in cooperation with other year groups.
  • Present their knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways such as through drama, role play, debating, art, models, various writing styles / genre, collage, timelines, sketches, maps.
  • As they grow in confidence, begin to pose and investigate their own questions about their local area.
  • Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways

 

Geography is an inclusive subject and caters for children of all abilities.

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