- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
- are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length
At Hextable Primary, we believe that 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. Through our curriculum, our children will develop a sense of their world at the local, national and global scales, understanding the interconnections between how people and the environment interact. From finding about their new school environment and experiencing parts of the African culture in Early Years to deep diving into biomes and vegetation belts in Year 6.
Fieldwork is an essential part of this. Pupils learn to think critically and spatially, use maps, visual images and the internet to explore the environment and economics of the countries, which they study. We also aim to widen our understanding and appreciate the diversity of cultures that exist across the world. They develop their knowledge and use of geographical terms. At Hextable Primary School, they will leave school with an understanding of their responsibilities within their own society whilst also having a coherent insight into sustainability of our dynamically changing world.
‘Wherever you look, there are still things we don’t know about and don’t understand, there are always new things to find out if you go looking for them.’ – Sir David Attenborough
‘The study of Geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.’
– Barack Obama