Geography


Children with globeIt is our aim in teaching geography to encourage children to learn about and develop their knowledge and understanding of:
• Places, both local and global.
• Patterns and processes – both human and physical processes.
• Environmental change and sustainable development.
• Geographical enquiry and skills.
• Understanding the world (specifically related to the Foundation Stage).

These skills will help the children make sense of their surroundings and the wider world, its wonders and challenges.
At Minsterley School, geography is fed into our thematic approach to learning and lessons give opportunities for pupils to improve in varying curriculum areas particularly English, mathematics and computing. The curriculum develops pupils’ thinking skills. It encourages pupils to be active citizens and promote an awareness and understanding of the community in which they live and the varying cultures within it.
In accordance with the National Curriculum we aim to ensure that children:

• 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 geographical skills

At Key Stage 1 and 2 the children develop their knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality through their study of:
Locational Knowledge
Place Knowledge
Human and Physical Geography and
Geographical skills and fieldwork