Geography

At Kingston Park we believe that Geography is fundamental to our understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live.

 

Through our teaching of geography, we aim to inspire our children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people – its places, cultures and lives  so that this remains with them for the rest of their lives. 

 

We aim  to develop and deepen their geographical knowledge, understanding and skills so that our children can use and apply these thoughtfully and sensitively to benefit  themselves and others.

 

We promote the importance of caring for the Earth and its people whoever and wherever they are.

 

We challenge their thinking and enable our children to make rational and just decisions, thinking about their own place within the world, their values, their rights and their responsibilities to other people and the environment.

 

At Kingston Park we aim to deliver a Geography curriculum which provides opportunities for children to;

  • Develop contextual knowledge of the location of  places, seas and oceans, including their defining physical and human characteristics.
  • 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.
 

Children have the opportunity to use a wide variety of resources including the outdoor environment, globes, atlases, maps, plans, aerial photos, computing equipment and software.  

 

We promote an enquiry based approach to learning and wherever possible  the teaching of Geography is delivered through our cross curricular topics . We place an emphasis on using practical activities and fieldwork and value the importance of using real places, real experiences and real issues to make geography 'come alive'.

 

A wide range of visits take place throughout the year and the opportunity to go on a residential field trip in Years Five and Six is available to all children .

 

We are committed to developing children's local, national and world locational knowledge.