To develop children’s understanding of their place in an ever changing and growing world whilst inspiring the curiosity to explore the different places and cultures of our planet. 


The Importance of Geography 

‘’A high quality geography education should inspire 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 to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. ” Primary National Curriculum England 2014 


The National Curriculum for Geography aims to ensure that all pupils: 

· Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places, including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide geographical context for understanding the actions of processes 

· Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world 

· Are competent in the geographical skills needed to: 

1. collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes 

2. interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and geographical information systems 

3. communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps and writing at length 



Throughout their time at GV, the children learn a variety of skills to deepen their understanding of primarily, their own environment. As children progress through the school, they are able to use their understanding to investigate the wider world. As a result, children gain an awareness of our responsibilities with regards to looking after and maintaining our environment. Alongside their learning, children develop the subject-specific vocabulary relating to the human and physical aspects of geography. They are also able to use a variety of maps and plans to aid their understanding and develop an enquiry-based approach to their geography learning.

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