As stated in the National Curriculum, “A high quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with us for the rest of our lives.” Here at Connaught Junior School, Geography is a key focus of many of our creative curriculum topics as it promotes conversation and enquiry about the world we live in and allows the children to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and be able to care for our planet.
Our lessons aim to immerse the children in rich dialogue, discussion and debate about a variety of geographical topics while at the same time making cross-curricular links to history, science and maths
Today, it is vital that children learn to develop their understanding and respect towards other people and cultures as well as the interconnections which link us all together. We aim to develop a sense of place, belonging and identity by empowering compassionate pupil voice while at the same time exploring and challenging perceptions and stereotypes. At Connaught Junior School, we believe that providing children with an understanding of geographical skills will allow them to develop their passion for the world in which they live. In order to implement this and ensure that our children improve every day, we will ensure that they have hands on experience with a number of geographical resources and concepts and incorporate map reading skills and fieldwork in order to put their skills into practice.
We want our children to understand that Geography is a living, breathing subject. It adapts itself to the events that happen in our world; making it an ever-changing, relevant and dynamic subject. We ensure children understand that Geography is about much more than just memorising the names of places on a map. It is about understanding the complexity of relationships between people and planet. Through our teaching, children have an appreciation of the diversity of cultures that exist across countries. Our children use their knowledge to help to bridge divides and bring people together.
Examples of Year 3 work
Examples of Year 4 work
Examples of Year 5 work
Examples of Year 6 work
Videos to explain Geography
Videos to support learning