Crags Geography Curriculum
At Crags Community School, our creative curriculum is shaped by our whole school vision, which aims to enable all, regardless of background, ability or additional needs, to flourish and to become the very best that they can be. Within our Geography curriculum, we have incorporated the National Curriculum programmes of study alongside a detailed progression of skills and knowledge document. This enables staff to provide high quality and responsive teaching, which also embeds the Crags ethos of developing our pupil’s sense of community, relationships, aspirations, growth and success.
We aim to 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, connected and how they change over time. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops and understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills.
We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
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