Geography teaching at Earlsmead School aims to develop children's understanding of places and environments. Through their work in Geography, children learn about the local area, and they compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. Through a growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world, and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of the environment.

The aims of Geography within our school curriculum are: 

  • To develop pupils’ geographical knowledge and understanding
  • To help develop a sense of place; through learning about the local area, pupils can start to recognise similarities and differences between their environment and other places in the world
  • To develop children’s sense of responsibility in caring for the Earth: to encourage a commitment to sustainable development through the study of the environment and to enable children to know and understand environmental problems at a local, regional and global level
  • To acquire knowledge and understanding about physical and human processes
  • To develop awareness and appreciation of the ethnic and cultural diversity of society
  • To acquire knowledge of geographical language, concepts and skills, including location of places and how to use, draw and interpret maps
Geography teaching motivates children to find out about the physical world


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