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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

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Geography

 We want pupils to be curious and fascinated by the world and its people. We want pupils to understand their roles as stewards of our world; to know about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.  We want them to understand that we are all connected and responsible for the future of our planet.

At Newton Burgoland  Primary School we follow the National Curriculum in England for Geography.

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.

For information on the geographical topics covered in each year please visit the curriculum plans section and read the class newsletters.