Geography Statement of Intent:
"To inspire geographical explorers to be fascinated in the world and use their knowledge and skills to play a role in shaping its future. At Mapplewells we aspire to give pupils a broad and detailed knowledge of people and places from around the world."
Geography Knowledge Progression document.
Our Geography Curriculum
Our Geography curriculum is exciting and enables our pupils to be curious about the area, country, city and world they live in. For us Geography is about our pupils becoming naturally curious to find out more, question and investigate. Through our knowledge rich curriculum pupils find out about the Earth's land, water, air, and living things and people. We ask thought provoking questions where children discuss environmental issues and the impact of human behaviour to the Earth.
Geography Curriculum Principles.
Geography Content Map
Our Geography Curriculum will enable pupils to:
Develop the ability to make sense of information
Observe and interpret the environment
Develop and secure Map reading
Understand and interpret secondary data
Communicate findings in drawings, charts and diagrams
Record and analyse data using ICT
Discuss issues and problems with others
Develop critical and creative thinking
Develop an awareness and understanding of distant places and environments
Recognise how people from all over the world are linked through travel and trade
Build a framework of place knowledge
Investigate major rivers, mountains and cities
Develop an appreciation of other peoples and cultures
Recognise the need for a just and equitable society
Develop an understanding of spatial relationships at a range of scales
Undertake fieldwork, enquiries and active exploration of the locality
Explore landscapes, settlements and human activity
Become a global citizen with multicultural understanding