At Gascoigne Primary we aim to develop the children’s love for the world around them through geography and inspire in them the curiosity and fascination for the planet and their place in it. The Geography curriculum at Gascoigne Primary School is designed to incorporate the four main curriculum intent principles, which are:
- To inspire children be become creative, resourceful and work cooperatively with others.
- to enable children to enjoy learning about geography both inside and outside the classroom, including educational visits and fieldwork.
- To encourage children to become curious and fascinated about the world and their place in it.
- To develop in children, a broad geographical and cultural awareness of globally significant places.
- To support children in developing geographical skills such as collecting and analyzing 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.
- To help children gain the ability to research and use fieldwork skills to gain geographical knowledge.
- To help children to gain an appreciation of the relationship of human and physical geography, how humans affect the environment and how the environment impacts them.
- To equip children with knowledge about places and people, resources in the environment; physical and human processes; formation and use of landscapes.
- To encourage children to ask questions, think critically and develop their own sense of perspective of the world.
- To communicate their learning in a variety of ways including sketch maps with a key and diagrams, tables, graphs and writing.
Under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child- Article 13 (freedom of expression)
Every child must be free to express their
thoughts and opinions and to access all
kinds of information, as long as it is within