Geography

Our vision for Geography at Parklands

We aim to give children a stimulating Geography Curriculum taught through engaging and practical experiences. In order to provide children with a range of knowledge which includes that of their own country and those on a global scale.

As part of this study we aim for children to develop their practical and investigative skills, building on their own experiences. Fieldwork is an essential part of this.

We would like our pupils to have a strong sense of wonder and curiosity about different places and what they could find there. As well as a range of knowledge about the world, including that of people’s lives, now and in the future.

The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time

are competent in the geographical skills needed to:

  • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.