It is our aim in teaching Geography at St David’s to encourage children to learn about and develop their knowledge and understanding of:
- Places, both local and global.
- Patterns and processes - both human and physical processes.
- Environmental change and sustainable development.
- Geographical enquiry and skills.
- Knowledge and Understanding of the world (Specifically related to the Foundation Stage).
These skills will help the children make sense of their surroundings and the wider world, its wonders and challenges.
At St David’s Geography is fed into our thematic approach to learning and lessons give opportunities for pupils to improve in varying curriculum areas particularly English, mathematics and ICT. The curriculum develops pupils thinking skills. It encourages pupils to be active citizens and promote an awareness and understanding of the community in which they live and the varying cultures within it.
We Aim to:
- To enable children to develop key geographical skills as stated in the ‘National Curriculum and EYFS’ at an age appropriate level.
- Encourage geographical enquiry and questioning about the world we live in.
- To develop an interest and knowledge of the local area and the environment in which we live.
- Develop pupils ability to describe the similarities and differences between places and offer explanations for the features of some places.
- Know how people both improve and damage their environments and the consequences of this damage.
- Recognise, describe and understand some of the physical and human processes which bring about change.
- To encourage accurate interpretation, recording and presentation of information gathered from enquiry, investigation and observation.
- Develop geographical vocabulary.