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Our Intent

The purpose of Geography is to develop children’s understanding of the natural environment and that created by human beings, and the relationship between the two. Geography allows pupils to appreciate the assortment of features which make up the physical environment and it shows them how human beings have used the environment with both positive and negative consequences. It has an important role to play in children's social and ethical development, as they learn about the world in which they live and the wider whole.

Geography delivers children the opportunities to discover and appreciate their own locality and to extend their understanding to the wider world. As well as developing greater contextual knowledge of the world, there is a focus on using and applying geographical skills at a competent level. Geography enables learners to probe and to put forward potential solutions to certain human needs and world-wide problems.

Geography learning begins in EYFS, where children begin to ask questions and make observations about the world around them. At Key Stage 1, Pupils develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness. At Key Stage 2, Pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This includes the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features.

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