Rationale

“Geography is challenging, motivating, topical and fun. In our diverse society children need, more than ever before, to understand other people and cultures. The Geographical Association believes that geographical knowledge, concepts and skills are essential components of a broad and balanced curriculum. Geography makes a major contribution to children’s physical, intellectual, social and emotional development. In short, geography matters! As Professor Andrew Goudie puts it, ‘what other subject tells us so much about the great issues of our age?’”

The Geographical Association

At William Reynolds Primary School and Nursery, the Geography curriculum is to enable pupils to understand the relationships between places, the human and physical processes that shape them, and the people who live in them. Geography is concerned with the past, present and future and helps pupils to make sense of the outside world. Geography is about seeing, doing, enquiring and experiencing.

Aims

At William Reynolds Primary School and Nursery, we aim to offer opportunities to

  • stimulate children’s interest in their surroundings and in the variety of human and physical conditions on the Earth’s surface;
  • foster children’s sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them;
  • help children to develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat; and
  • enhance children’s sense of responsibility for the care of the Earth and its people.

 Geography Progression Document