Here at Hethersett VC Primary School we recognise the value that a high-quality geography curriculum can offer to our pupils.
All pupils are entitled to a high-quality geography provision which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes; formation and use of landscapes. We also want children to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways.
Geography is, by nature an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our children will understand their vital role as custodians of our planet and the environmental impact of the decisions we make now for future generations. We want children to enjoy and love learning about geography by promoting their own interests, gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
Our geography curriculum aims to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Geography; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills. The curriculum will ensure that it is fully inclusive for every child. The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at Hethersett are equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world. We want the children to have thoroughly enjoyed learning about geography, therefore encouraging them to undertake new life experiences now and in the future.