At Raynsford Church of England Academy, we believe the intention of the Geography Curriculum is to inspire children’s curiosity and their interest to explore the world that we live in and its people. We aim to ignite a love of learning and equip them with geographical skills to develop their 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. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to discover answers through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.
The Geography Curriculum at Raynsford enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
We aim for children to build on prior knowledge and promote a love of learning that develops their curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond. We intend for children to leave Raynsford as confident Geographers where they:
- Have a robust understanding of the Earth’s processes and can make connections between human and physical geography
- Can use and apply compass directions and locational language and competently use atlases and maps (including digital) to identify and locate continent, oceans and countries.
- Can communicate geographically in a range of ways and can identify similarities and differences between places based on their landscapes and environments.