Clifton Hampden CE Primary School

Together we are Curious, Courageous and Compassionate

Clifton Hampden, Abingdon, OX14 3EE

01865 407700

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Geography

Statement of Intent - Geography

One of our curriculum drivers here at Clifton Hampden Primary is Knowledge and Understanding of the World, through which we aim to inspire children’s natural curiosity for learning about the diverse world we live in. Pupils are encouraged to celebrate diversity and feel confident to challenge stereotypes. Through our topics, we want to provide children with the knowledge and understanding of physical and human influences and their effects on the planet over time. We aim to help the children of Clifton Hampden to develop a range of geographical skills which will fully prepare them for a future in an ever-changing world.

 

Aims
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both
    terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and
    how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical
    features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial
    variation and change over time
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
    • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through
      experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical
      processes
    • interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams,
      globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
    • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through
      maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.