The geography curriculum at Eastfield Primary school will:
• To deliver a high-quality geography education which inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the human and physical aspects of the world and its people that will remain with them for life; and to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.
• Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.
• The geography curriculum will be designed with the personal development of pupils in mind.
• To obtain a deeper understanding of the main geographical concepts, the geography curriculum will be crafted to include critical thinking, discussing and debating issues, taking into consideration the opinion of others and moving towards formulating a solution or drawing a conclusion.
• The curriculum will draw on providing opportunity for pupils to develop and secure the fundamental values of character in order to empower pupils to be change-makers to create a better world.
The geography curriculum will develop and be focused around the skills required for our pupils:
• Using Mapwork – locating places and way-finding
• Graphicacy – interpret and represent spatial relationships
• Travel and Communication – personal mobility and confidence with information
• Knowing your locality – promotes psychological development as well as educational
• Global Understanding – Children need a global perspective and be given the ability to put the interests of Britain into a world context
• Citizenship in an Interconnected World – Pupils need to be introduced to citizenship in all curriculum contexts if they are to participate in the democratic process as adults
• Respecting the Diversity of Cultures – Unless schools challenge biased images and negative stereotypes, children may develop unbalanced perceptions of different people and places.
• A Sustainable World – There is a strong and real need to protect environments.
• Future Vision – Living with change – We need to educate our children for tomorrow, not yesterday or today.
• Fieldwork and Enquiry – This reveals the nature of the place where we live.
• Imagery and Curiosity – Our attitudes to places are based on the depth of our feelings for a place
• Pattern and Processes
• Forming Attitudes and Opinions – The world we live in – Geography is ideally placed to develop these skills
• Sharpening language and thinking skills – Geography is about the world where we live and grow.