Develop a strong interest in their own surroundings in the world as the home of mankind, i.e. local, regional, national, international and help them develop a sense of identity through this.
Appreciate the variety of physical and human conditions in the world.
Recognise some of the more important geographical patterns revealed in different types of landscape.
Understand relationships between people and environments, and appreciate the importance of geographical location in human affairs.
Understand what it means to live in one place rather than another.
Become competent in a range of skills and techniques necessary to carry out geographical enquiry with primary and secondary data, interpreting geographical information.
Appreciate the significance of people’s beliefs, attitudes and values within the world, promoting tolerance and understanding.
Construct a framework of knowledge and understanding about the home area, their own country and other parts of the world, which will enable them to place information with appropriate geographical contexts.
SCHOOL SPECIFIC AIMS
At Riverside Primary School, in the teaching of Geography, we will:
Develop pupils’ understanding, knowledge and skills by fieldwork wherever possible.
Use Geography as a basis for cross-curricular studies, in order to place work in an understandable context.
Encourage pupils to work together and understand different societies by emphasising a multi-cultural approach to the subject.