Here at Ackton Pastures we aspire for children to be curious and passionate geographers. Our geography curriculum encourages children to look closely at the world around them through engaging lessons and broadening children’s real-life experiences both inside and outside of school through educational visits, visitors and exploration. They develop locational and place knowledge, human and physical geography, geographical skills and fieldwork, starting with them and their locality and then branching out and examining the world. This enables children to become inquisitive, pose questions and seek answers by not only finding places and learning about the features but learning about different cultures, what challenges our planet faces which inspires them to become global, sustainable citizens.
“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?” Michael Palin.
“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”
– Barack Obama
Vocabulary – human and physical features to be included
Apply their knowledge from their topic to the world around them locally and globally.