Purpose of study


A high-quality Geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.


                                                        The National Curriculum in England: Key stages One and Two framework document2013, pg 184.




Essential Learning Objectives


At Hurst Green Primary School we aim to develop seven essential learning objectives through the progressive teaching of historical knowledge and skills.


These are:

  • To develop knowledge and understanding of globally significant places.
  • To develop an understanding of our locality in a geographical context.
  • T o develop an understanding of human and physical geography and the processes that cause them.
  • To develop enquiry skills to help answer geographical questions about the world around them.
  • To use fieldwork skills to develop knowledge of geographical processes.
  • To interpret a range of sources of geographical information.
  • To communicate geographical information in a variety of ways.




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