A high-quality geography education 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. Teaching should equip pupils with 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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
National curriculum in England, 2013
At Horspath Primary School, our vision is to build on children’s natural curiosity about the world in which they live, teaching them geographical skills and knowledge so that they can ask questions, see issues from a range of perspectives and explore solutions to problems. We aim to give the children a sense of agency so that they can contribute to communities and societies as global citizens, taking ownership and responsibility for their local area, their nation and Planet Earth.