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Geography

Geography Intent

 

Geography is a multi-faceted subject that explores the study of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As such, Storrington Primary School believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. This encourages children to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. Geographers, by nature, explore, question and investigate – skills which staff endeavour to evoke in students.  

At Storrington Primary School, we seek to inspire in children a lifelong curiosity and fascination about the world and to promote interest, understanding and tolerance of diverse places and people. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. The geography curriculum at Storrington Primary School is designed using a knowledge-engaged approach, which develops knowledge and skills progressively from early years through to Year 6. Through high quality teaching, we develop the following essential characteristics from our budding geographers:

  • an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world
  • aside from immediate experiences in Storrington, pupils use images and information acquired from media, internet and non-fiction books to help them interpret about people and places from around the world
  • research and investigative skills, which are focused on a variety of scales from local (food banks) to global (refugee crisis) issues
  • growing fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and questioning skills
  • an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary
  • developing citizenship and empathy
  • an increased awareness of the world around them that includes topical issues such as sustainability, conservation or climate change and how their generation can be the voice of change
  • the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment
  • the ability to reach clear conclusions and explain their findings either written or through effective verbal presentation
  • a genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live there
  • map and fieldwork skills
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At Storrington Primary School, we want students to not only show a keen awareness of the geography around them but to become global citizens who are respectful and tolerant of diverse people and environments. Staff at Storrington Primary School, help children to understand their place in the world and spark enthusiasm into the future generation to support a deeper appreciation and awareness of the variety of physical and human conditions on the Earth’s surface.