Our Vision for Geography
“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?” – Michael Palin
“The study of geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. Geography inspires pupils to become global citizens by exploring their own place in the world, their values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.” – The Geography Association
At Cranford Park CE Primary School we build a broad knowledge and understanding of the world around us so that children develop a love of Geography and natural curiosity about both their immediate surroundings and about places and environments in the wider world. Children study a variety of human and physical characteristics of different places, both local and further afield. Children ask a range of questions to follow their own lines of enquiry and further develop their fascination with the world around them.
In order to help them to become well-rounded citizens, we give children an understanding of the similarities and differences between places and their cultures and the ability to recognise how these change over time. This encourages understanding, respect and tolerance of others as children celebrate the rich diversity in our immediate and wider community. An annual event engages parents as children go ‘Around the World’.
We provide children with opportunities to learn and use range of geographical skills to help them understand, present, analyse and communicate a range of information either collaboratively or as an individual. They use effective analytical and presentational techniques to draw conclusions and can apply their learning in other curriculum areas. Children explore key questions, identifying and building on previous knowledge in each lesson, reflecting on their new learning.