Why do we teach this? Why do we teach it in the way that we do?
At Peakirk cum Glinton C. of E. Primary School, geography education should be fully inclusive to every child. We aim to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Geography; while providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love for geography. Furthermore, we aim to 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. (The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England)
Geography teaching at Peakirk cum Glinton C. of E. Primary School has a wide application to everyday life, teaching the children to enjoy learning about the world and to have a better understanding of how people live in different locations.
The aims of teaching geography in our school are:
o To inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the world.
o To enable children to know about the location of the world’s continents, countries, cities, seas and oceans.
o To develop in children the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
o To help children understand how the human and physical features of a place shapes it location and can change over time.
o To enable the children to conduct field work in the local area.
o To provide opportunities to study mathematics across the curriculum through geography lessons.