At Earlswood we want children to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The basis of Geography starts with an appreciation for the world around them, with a strong focus on sustainability and climate change; children will develop a healthy respect for the environment and their role in looking after the planet.
We believe geography is an investigative subject, which promotes the development of concepts, knowledge and skills. We want our children to gain confidence with these and have practical experiences to promote their understanding of the subject. We aim to equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and environments, both natural and human.
We utilise outdoor spaces to promote curiosity and give children the opportunity to question their surroundings in the context of looking at Earth’s key physical and human processes. We seek to inspire children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and the people within it, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, scaffolding them for further education and beyond.
‘Geography underpins a life-long ‘conversation’ about the earth as the home of human kind.’