A high quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils 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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
At Hallgate, Geography focuses on:
Human and physical geography
Geographical skills and fieldwork
The children have a range of opportunities to understand the world around them and their place in it. Children will use maps, atlases and globes to locate countries, continents, oceans and describe features studied. They will make comparisons between their own country and others, looking at differences and similarities in human and physical features. As they progress through the school, children will learn about the lives of the people that live there and how their lives compare, for example farmers supported by Fairtrade.