Our aim in teaching geography at Calverley Parkside is to inspire pupils to become curious and fascinated by the world and its’ people.
Children learn about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deepening understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes. There will be a real focus on the children developing their own geographical skills including map reading, using aerial photos and satellite images, globes, diagrams and the internet.
In our teaching of geography we aim to ensure that:
· All the children develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places.
· They gain an understanding of the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world.
· They develop the geographical skills needed to collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork.
· The children can interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams and aerial photographs.
Children will develop this knowledge and understanding whilst being taught following the sectional guidelines of the new geography curriculum. The headings for each area of study are Locational Knowledge, Place Knowledge, Human and Physical Geography and Geographical Skills and Fieldwork.