Subject Leader: Mrs Deavin
The National Curriculum (2014) sees Geography as an integral part of children’s awareness of who they are and where they are from, developing an awareness of the world and the vast contrasts that it offers. Good Geography education promotes children’s natural curiosity and their desire to learn more about a range of places, their natural features and how humans adapt and change their surroundings.
Geography at Caedmon
Geography at Caedmon aims to provide all children with the opportunity to develop their geographical skills and knowledge, through an inspiring and creative curriculum provoking Children’s curiosity about the world in which they live will be nurtured from Early Years, promoting inquisitiveness and investigation.
The intent of the Geography strategy adopted at Caedmon is to promote children’s curiosity of the world around them and develop the geographical skills and knowledge they need to explore the subject.
The concepts, skills and knowledge set out in the National Curriculum will then be developed progressively as pupils advance through school, deepening their local knowledge and building their geographical understanding of the UK, Europe and beyond. Using practical skills and fieldwork, we aim to inspire children to explore their immediate environment and the wider world, stimulating an enquiry-led approach. Through practical activities and real-life experiences, children will develop an enthusiasm for the subject and an awareness of the important role that geographical skills and knowledge play in our modern world.
Children will be well equipped to use a wide range of resources such as maps, aerial photographs and digital mapping to develop their practical skills. Supported by fieldwork, relevant educational visits and workshops, children will be able to identify countries and continents, and the world’s oceans. Developing children’s understanding of modern-day environmental issues will inspire them to consider the difference they can make to the world around them. We will develop children’s enthusiasm for Geography and provide them with the knowledge and understanding they need to make links between the subject and their daily lives. Children tell us that they enjoy learning about new places in their geography lessons and exploring how children’s lives are different around the world. They show a keen interest in environmental issues and are interested in how they can make a difference.