At Earlham Primary School our vision is to provide pupils with a geography curriculum that inspires them with a curiosity and fascination about the world; its people and their place in it. Our aim is for pupils to develop their identity as citizens of the world – understanding their place in our world community and equipping them to engage with and understand current issues such as climate change.
The acquisition of knowledge, both substantive and disciplinary, is central to our curriculum. We want pupils to build a comprehensive knowledge base: a knowledge of places, people, resources and environments; an understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and a knowledge of how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time. In addition to this our aim is to equip them with a suite of geographical skills for example the ability to interpret and communicate through a range of geographical sources such as maps and diagrams. We believe that this rigour will enable them to engage meaningfully with complex current issues including climate change and the geographical questions and data produced by professional geographers working in this field.
We believe that comprehensive study of the humanities also enables pupils to acquire a wider and richer vocabulary which will more widely benefit their literacy and language skills.
Implementation and overview