Children map reading at Rippledown

Curriculum Intent for Geography

At Beckley CE Primary School, we seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond as they become successful learners in life. We believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it, encouraging them to become caring citizens.

The geography curriculum at Beckley CE Primary School enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas, used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, helping them grow as confident individuals.

Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. The curriculum is designed to ensure that teaching equips 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 through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps 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 and skills are progressive and are sequenced to provide the framework and approaches that provide an explanation of how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.

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