Geography

A new Geography Curriculum has been created for the children of Sacred Heart combining elements of the old National Curriculum with the new 2014 curriculum, ensuring that the children’s learning and experiences are the focal point.

Geography is an essential part of the curriculum; it provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved.

Geography explores the relationship between the Earth and its people through the study of place, space and environment.

Geography is the subject in which pupils learn the skills of understanding a locality and how and where people fit into its overall structure. Developing geographical skills is essential as children live in a world that is wide open to them. With opportunities to travel and work in different cities and countries across the world, pupils need to use efficiently maps, charts and other geographical data.

 

Aims

  • To provide learning opportunities that enthuse, engage, and motivate children to learn and foster a sense of curiosity and wonder at the beauty of the world around them.
  • To develop the geographical skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps of different scales, and the vocabulary necessary to carry out effective geographical enquiry.
  • To provide practical approaches and opportunities to incorporate global learning into the curriculum, and to promote active global citizenship in the classroom.
  • To raise the profile of Geography within the Primary Curriculum through gaining the Primary Geography Quality Mark for Sacred Heart.

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