Geography

Statement of Intent:

‘Geography underpins a lifelong conversation about the earth as a home of humankind’ - Geographical Association

At Christ Church, we aim for a high quality geography curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes; formation and use of landscapes.

We also want children to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways.

We want children to enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork, virtual and educational visits.

We aim to:

  • To explore, ask and answer questions about the natural and human worlds.

  • To make sense of their own surroundings through learning about their own locality and the interaction between people and environment.

  • To inspire awe and wonder of the natural world around them.

  • To develop an appreciation of ethnic, cultural and economic diversity.

  • To inspire them to think about their own place in the world and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.

  • To develop an understanding of maps and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills.

  • To enrich and support other areas of the curriculum.