Geography Intent Statement

Exploration, environmental consciousness and location knowledge are the cornerstones of our geography curriculum. Through our knowledge-rich, dynamic lessons, our children gain hands-on experiences in their local environment and study countries and environmental issues from further afield, helping them to develop a sense of the world around them. We focus on developing place, locational, human, physical and environmental knowledge whilst also developing practical geographical skills that can be used as the children go on to explore the world for themselves.

We teach children to think like a geographer when they seek answers to fundamental questions such as: Where is this place? What is it like? How and why is it changing? How does this place compare/ connect with other places? What could/ should the world be like in the future? What can we do to influence change? 

Children will leave school with: strong map reading skills (across a range of scales); an understanding of how people and places are diverse and yet connected; as well as having completed fieldwork in the local community. We will also ensure that the our children as the next generation gain a deep understanding of environmental impact so that they are able to make informed decisions alongside gaining key knowledge about sustainability, which will enable them to understand, protect and appreciate our beautiful world. This is all achieved through an ambitious curriculum, which includes engaging units on: Slums, Globalisation, Rivers, Natural Resources, Energy and Sustainability, alongside opportunities to study the local environment.

“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map.It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.“ – US President, Barack Obama

Key Concepts

  • Acquire a wide vocabulary
  • An understanding of grammer and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage, write clearly, accurately and coherently
  • Adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences