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Our Geography Subject Leader is Miss Young

Curriculum Statement of Intent for Geography

At Hendal Primary School we aim to inspire pupils to become curious and fascinated by this little blue planet and the people who will remain in it for the rest of their lives. Through Geography, the children’s curiosity and imagination are stimulated. We believe that Geography is a tool of learning and communication. It is essentially about the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them, and the people who live in them. Skills developed through Geography help pupils make sense of their surroundings and the wider world.

Through the teaching of Geography, we intend to equip pupils with the knowledge they need to understand places and people, resources for survival and the natural and human features of the environment.

As Geographers, pupils will use subject-specific vocabulary in a range of speaking and writing activities, thus positively impacting the standards in Maths and English.

Across school, we will offer children the opportunity to delve deeper into the outside world as they explore their outdoor surroundings through observations and trips.

Above all, the study of Geography will encourage our children to explore, ask questions and undertake new experiences in the present and in the future. Earth is our home in space and the only planet in our solar system capable of supporting life as we know it. We live in an ever evolving world and Geography helps us to explain how day to day life occurs.

The aims of Geography teaching in our school are:

• To ensure children gain knowledge and understanding of the local area and places in the world.
• To support children’s knowledge of other cultures, teaching respect and understanding of what it means to be a positive citizen in a multi-cultural country.
• To allow children to learn graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps.
• To work individually and co-operatively, listening to and valuing the opinion of others.
• To develop a variety of other skills, including those of; enquiry, problem solving, (IT) computing, investigation, field work and how to present their conclusions in the most appropriate way.


Please click the link to see the Progression in Geography