A high-quality geography education at Holdbrook 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 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, 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.
Further, learning in Geography needs to support the vision statement, ‘Dare to Dream, Aim to Achieve’ by giving children an understanding of the impact that they can have on the world around them.
To summarise: “Knowing about our planet, connecting with our world”
When devising our curriculum we thought about the 7 key themes. These are:
Places (Developing a sense of place in the local area)
Distant Places (Teaching about places and their diversity)
Values and Controversial issues
Development, Globalisation and Global learning.
Each unit of work covers the principles of space, place and scale.
Within these themes, the children will have opportunities to develop their geographical knowledge, skills and understanding based around the ideas of: investigating places; investigating patterns and communicating geographically. Across each phase within the school the children will develop their fieldwork skills allowing children an opportunity to observe, collect data, analyse and present their findings.