The Nature of Geography

Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical process which shape them and the people who live in them. Pupils study their area, and contrasting localities in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world.

Geography helps pupils to gain a greater understanding of the ways of life and cultures of people in other places. The study of the local area forms an important part of the geography taught at Charlestown, particularly at Key Stage 1. Enjoyable geographical activities are planned to build upon the pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the local area.

Through the teaching of geography we aim to;

  • Stimulate pupils’ curiosity about their surroundings;
  • create and foster a sense of wonder about the world
  • inspire a sense of responsibility for the environments and people of the world we live in;
  • develop pupils competence in specific geographical skills;
  • increase the pupils’ knowledge and awareness of the world;
  • help pupils acquire and develop the skills and confidence to undertake;
  • investigation, problem solving and decision making;
  • we hope the pupils will increase their knowledge and understanding of the changing world and will learn to look after Earth and its resources. We hope that they will begin to develop a respect and concern for, and an interest in, people throughout the world regardless of culture, race and religion.
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