Every child a Geographer
The intent of teaching Geography at Our Lady of Lourdes R.C Primary School is to stimulate the children’s interest in the world around them. We aim to provide an interesting and varied curriculum that interests and intrigues our children while meeting the needs of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities.
When teaching Geography, we aim to:
- provide a Geography Curriculum that is interesting, broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated and utilises a cross-curricular approach to teaching and learning.
- allow the geography topics to run throughout the curriculum, particularly to be used to enthuse children when writing.
- enable children to develop their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live through investigation of that world.
- gain a perspective in which children can place local, national and
- recognise important geographical patterns and relationships in different landscapes and different activities.
- develop a range of skills needed to carry out geographical enquiry and interpret data.
- measure the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge, skills and aptitudes.
- enable children to work geographically in a range of appropriate contexts, using a variety of materials and equipment.
- promote positive attitudes towards, and enthusiasm for, geographical work in school.
- gain an understanding of the processes that have produced pattern and variety on the Earth’s surface and those processes that can bring about change.
- become acquainted with a variety of maps, including large-scale local maps, and to be able to apply skills of map-reading and interpretation to globes and atlas maps, and to identify geographical features.