At Alverstoke Junior School, it is our intent that Geography will inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world around them and its people that will remain with them throughout their lives. We aim to offer opportunities for children to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We encourage the children to ask questions about the world and provide opportunities for them to develop geographical skills and knowledge to be able to answer them. We seek 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 curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive.
The implementation of Geography is taught in blocks throughout the year, so that children achieve depth in their learning. The geography lead has identified key knowledge and skills for each unit.
The progression of skills is set out in order to build and develop the following:
- Locational knowledge;
- Place knowledge;
- Human and physical geography, and
- Geographical skills and fieldwork
Our geographers will be given a variety of experiences both in and out of the classroom, where appropriate, to create memorable learning opportunities and to further support and develop their understanding.
The impact of learning Geography at Alverstoke Junior School is that our geographers are increasingly knowledgeable about the world, which will enable them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.