Statement of Intent
At St. Laurence’s we aim to explore the wonderful places and people all around our world. We develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the diverse places and people and their understanding of the earths key human and physical processes. This awareness will support children in being an part of our society and will encourage children in supporting our area and further afield by developing an understanding for protecting our planet, different places and the people that live in them. Through comparing places, cultures and processes we develop a tolerance and understanding of the world that surrounds us. Children will be exposed to rich and memorable first hand experiences outdoors where possible but of maps, diagrams and globes will be an integral part of learning about the wider 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.