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At James Cambell Primary School, it is our intention that Geography will inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We offer opportunities for children to explore the world in order to develop an understanding of the human and physical world in which they live in and their place within it. We aim to promote the children’s interest and understanding 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 will promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development helping them to have a greater understanding of their place in the world, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment. We encourage the children to ask questions about the world and provide opportunities for them to develop geographical skills and knowledge to be able to answer them. We aim to give our learners strong geographical knowledge, good enquiry skills, the ability to use a range of maps, the skills to collect and analyse data and the ability to communicate information in a variety of ways.

We want the children to have a love of geographical learning, gaining knowledge and skills through high quality teaching both inside and outside the classroom. We aim to develop children’s Geographical vocabulary and love of reading real by immersing them in a variety of texts: articles about world events, deforestation, natural disasters and their impact. This is aimed at give children a deeper understanding and awareness of the natural global phenomena and to widen their experience of the environment away from their homes. We introduce children to maps form KS1 to build a firm foundation and knowledge about the continents that make up the world, the biomes and diversity within them and the uniqueness and importance of each continent as well as the importance of biodiversity, population and food production as well as distribution.

Pupils have the chance in Year Five to attend the residential trip to Trewern where they have various opportunities to develop geographical fieldwork skills. This supports the work done in and around the school’s grounds and local community. Learners will investigate a range of places, both in Britain and abroad.