Deanesfield Primary School

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"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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time" National Curriculum, 2014


At Deanesfield, our geography curriculum promotes curiosity and empowers our children to become independent and resilient learners. This starts in early years where children are encouraged and guided to explore and make sense of their environment and community. They might do this through visiting local parks, libraries and shop and by listening to stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems.


We always encourage children to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the World.


Our curriculum provides children with memorable experiences and lessons aimed at developing children's knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in the UK, Europe and the wider world. Geographical vocabulary is introduced, developed and built on across the school. Our provision encourages children to ask questions, express opinions and draw conclusions about aspects of our environment.


Our children come from a range of cultural backgrounds and we recognise this as a strength, valuing these diverse backgrounds and cultural experiences when exploring different places.


To bring geography alive, we do a lot of outdoor learning. ICT tools, maps and hands on resources enable all children to access the subject.  


We aim for our curriculum to sufficiently inspire curiosity about our wonderful World and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives and enable them to develop transferable skills which they will use in later life, such as enquiry, gathering information, making predictions, seeking solutions and being able to present their findings to an audience.