At Jolesfield CE Primary School, we recognise the importance of Geography in everyday experiences. Geography should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Geography equips pupils with knowledge about the diverse places, peoples, resources, natural and human environments of our planet. It also develops their understanding of key physical and human processes on Earth and helps them to understand how these processes interact and form landscapes and environments.

At Jolesfield CE Primary School, together with the aims of the National Curriculum, our Geography teaching is underpinned by our School Values:

Respect – by learning about different human environments and societies and how key physical and human processes interact, children begin to develop an understanding and respect of different cultures and societies.

Aspiration – Children learn to develop their understanding of moral, social and cultural aspects of geography.  This in turn helps them develop a sense of awe and wonder about the world and a sense of their own importance in and responsibility for the world.

Independence – Through their studies of different environments and processes, both physical and human, children begin to develop a sense of their own responsibility for the world around them.  This growing sense of responsibility helps children to understand more about themselves and their local and global environment.  This helps children to become critical and independent thinkers for life.

Skills for lifelong learning – Children will have experiences at Jolesfield which develop their geographical skills, including fieldwork opportunities and locality studies.  The skills learned and knowledge gained during these opportunities will equip our children for their position in the world as global citizens.  

Environment and Community – Geography at Jolesfield will help foster a sense of responsibility for our environment and our pupils will be encouraged to think about the quality and vulnerability of our environment and the contributions they could make towards local and global sustainability.

Please click below for more information about the Geography curriculum.

  • Geography Curriculum 2021/22
  • Geography Progression of Skills and Knowledge
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