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“Geography is the subject which holds the key to our future” Michael Palin

A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. New National Curriculum 2014

Here at Park End we understand that the teaching of geography 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.

Geography is made up of two main areas; physical geography and human geography. Our aims within the national curriculum for geography are to ensure all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
  • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

Our Spring Term is given a geography focus to support these goals. Children are taught and assessed against geography objectives and will apply their knowledge and skills across a range of topics.  We believe experiences are important to help children’s understanding, therefore children will have the chance to experience:

  • Visits to Sunderland Winter Gardens, Danby and Guisborough Forest
  • Visits from the Wildlife Trust
  • Local walks

Try these websites to learn more about Geography.

Click here to view the geography overview