Geography is led by Miss. Kennedy.
Our Geography Curriculum
At Nursteed our aim is to allow children to explore interactions between people and the environment which they live and depend on. Here geography helps to prepare children for like in the 21st century with all of its currently unknown possibilities.
The geography curriculum from Early Years to Year 6 stimulates pupils' interest in their surroundings and and in the variety of human and physical geography conditions on the earth's surface. It aims to foster pupils' sense of wonder in the natural beauty around them and to develop a sense of concern about the quality of our environment. We want children to foster a sense of responsibility for the care of the earth and its people. Geography enables children to study a range of places, environments and and cultures. Whilst learning of all this, children will be developing the skills needed to interpret, synthesise and hypothesise. This will be supported by a variety of geographical sources including atlases, computers and ariel photographs.
From EYFS through to Year 6 we aim to carry out fieldwork at least one a year to support childrens' understanding of geography. This includes welly walks, visits to the schools' wild area as well as visits to local areas of interest.
'The study of geography stimulates an interest in and a sense of wonder about places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils' own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global.’ - QDCA
Children reflect about their own beliefs, religious or otherwise, and respect for people’s faiths, feelings and values of those who live in different parts of the world.
Children gain a sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them.
Children show an interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues such as climate change, poverty etc.
Children understand the consequences of their actions and behaviour on the world around us.
Children use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example discussing and reflecting on geographical issues including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.
Children understand and appreciate the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others.
Children understand and appreciate the range of different cultures within school and further afield through geographical studies as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain.
Children show an interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity, as shown by their tolerance and attitudes towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities through studies of other parts of the world.