Through the teaching of Geography, we aim to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of people, places and environments around the world. As children study Geography, they gain an appreciation of life in other countries and cultures. Geography inspires children to think about their own place in the world, their values and their rights. Geography teaching motivates children to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind. We also aim to provide the children with opportunities to work through the essential elements and concepts of Geography. We promote a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will continue to develop throughout their lives.
The national curriculum for geography 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 and aerial photographs.
• Communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
At Little Sutton Church of England Primary School, we encourage children to respect and care for their environment to sustain its future. With an exciting and positive learning environment we are committed to igniting the passion to travel to, see, support and experience different sights, cultures and climates of the world.
To the right, you will find our geography statement, curriculum overview and progression of skills.