â€˜A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should 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.â€™Â
Ref: Geography, The National Curriculum for England and Wales 2014.
At Goddard Park Geography is a key to spark the children’s curiosity about the World. We want the children to develop as global citizens, with a sense of responsibility for and understanding of the World and its people.
Geography will nurture the skills below:Â
- Investigate and develop understanding of the physical and human features of their surroundings and the wider world.
- Develop enquiry skills and ability to handle and interpret information, through asking and answering questions.
- Use virtual and physical atlasâ€™, maps and globes to locate places.
- Identify and understand about environmental and sustainable development.
Alongside other topics, the schoolâ€™s links with the Desai School in Nairobi, Kenya are reflected in the Geography taught. Every year group will study an aspect of Kenya each year and whole school activities will take place. Across the school children will learn about life in Kenya, including: the food, the animals, the environment, the climate and what life is like for children in Kenya.