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Geography

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.

At The Lea we hope to develop children’s enthusiasm and curiosity for both the natural and human world through the teaching of Geography.

Our aim is for the children to gain excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like through geographical enquiry. By learning about different environments in our world, pupils will understand the biodiversity of our planet and their place within it.

At the Lea, Geography is taught in a variety of ways including learning outside the classroom and local area studies. Children will have the opportunity to learn about place at a local, regional and global level. They will have the chance to use geographical resources such as maps, atlases and globes and photographs of different places.

By the time children leave The Lea they will have an understanding of the world they live in and their place within it.