Aycliffe Village Primary & Nursery School – How do we teach Geography?
At Aycliffe Village Primary & Nursery School geography education should be fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the Early Year curriculum & National Curriculum for Geography; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love for geography. Furthermore, we aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. (The 2014 Primary National Curriculum in England)
Geography, by nature, is an investigative subject. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.
Our intent, implementation and impact statements can be found in our Geography Policy
For an overview of how we teach geography click on our long term plan.
To see how we assess skill progression click on our Geography Skills Progression document.