Geography Curriculum Statement

At Heene, the teaching of Geography motivates children to find out about the world around them and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development. Through their work in Geography, children learn about their local area and compare this with other regions of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.

There is a focus on locational and place knowledge as well as geographical skills such as using maps, atlases and globes. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. In addition, children will study a variety of physical features using subject specific vocabulary.

Children will collect and analyse data from a range of sources and communicate this in a variety of ways, including maps, numbers and writing.  Where possible, the study of Geography is topic-based and cross-curricular and children are provided with an understanding of what it means to be global citizen.  This encourages a respect for other cultures and the environment.

Above all, we aim to make Geography relevant, pertinent and a subject which will provide children with a greater understanding and knowledge of the world. We look to inspire children and help them to develop a curiosity and fascination of the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We seek to promote children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.