Geography at Awbridge Primary School
At Awbridge, Geography provokes and provides answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Geography is an investigative subject which allows children to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, its interconnectedness and their place within it as a global citizen. The diverse Geography curriculum enables children to develop an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills that are transferable to other areas of the curriculum and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Our Geography learning journey is designed to ensure that teaching equips children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The pupil’s knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interconnectedness between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge and skills are thoughtfully practiced, developed and sequenced throughout their primary school journey. This continually developing schema of knowledge and skills allows children to explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
As a school, we aim to inspire a lifelong curiosity, fascination and respect of their world which will grow and develop with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them with vital knowledge and skills for their further education and beyond.
Teaching Safeguarding through Geography
At Awbridge through our curriculum we support children to…
- develop a sense of responsibility and understand the impact of humans on the environment for example climate change, litter
- recognise the risks associated with some aspects of the physical environment and responding to those risks
tackle stereo types, listen to the views of others and recognise how different cultures interact with the world
- be able to plan a course safely using maps and compasses, knowing how to get to a destination safely
- develop an awareness of the natural world as an antidote to the digital world, being observant and mindful in the outdoors