Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who inhabit them. Through our teaching of Geography we aim to:
- Stimulate the children's interest in and curiosity about their surroundings.
- Create and foster a sense of wonder and fascination about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
- Inspire a sense of responsibility for the environment and people of the world.
- Develop children's competence in specific geographical skills.
- Increase children's knowledge and awareness of the world and its people.
- Recognise geographical relationships between human activity and different types of landscape and the physical / human processes that produce these.
At Holywell, we follow the CUSP Curriculum for Geography. Each study builds upon prior learning which is revisited and extended throughout the year groups. Pupils are therefore equipped to become 'more expert' with each study and grow an ever broadening and coherent mental model of the subject. Specific and associated vocabulary is planned and taught sequentially and cumulatively from Year 1 to Year 6, linking to English book studies which are happening in parallel.