At St. Luke’s, we believe that Geography teaching should inspire pupils to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world in which they live. Pupils should be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the people and places of the world in which they live. They deserve opportunities to discover more about the world around them and the variety that exists within it, as well as exploring wider current issues such as sustainability, interdependence and diversity. The school’s principles of love, thankfulness and hope underlie the desire for children to develop a broad understanding of different people around the world and consider their role in the world.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- 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.