Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. At Hormead, we seek to inspire in all children, a curiosity and fascination about the World and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We will promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places and people; where people live and what their lives are like. Our curriculum will teach children about physical and human processes and the formation and use of landscapes, enabling the children to understand processes and natural events that have shaped our planet, as well as an understanding of the impact of humans on our Earth.
Children will work as geographers: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways.
Our curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferrable, throughout their time at Hormead, from fundamental perceptions of the World in EYFS, to understanding the wider World in Key Stages 1 and 2, and in preparing pupils for further education and beyond. They are supported in applying their geographical skills and knowledge to their role as responsible citizens of the world.