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At Meynell we aspire to help our children develop as geographers through a range of learning experiences that are underpinned by our key intentions for learning in this subject:

  1. It is our intention that all children will develop a sense of geographical understanding about the world, as well as their place in the global community. We aim to 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.


  1. We intend to have clear and logical progression of knowledge and skills, which should help students to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Meynell and also to their further education and beyond.


  1. It is our intention that children will be able to use their understanding to reflect and understand how the presence or lack of fairness and equality in various forms has shaped society through both human and physical geographical factors.


  1. It is our intention that children acquire the necessary skills to conduct geographical enquiries.  Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives.


  1. It is our intention that children leave Meynell with the practical skills to be confident geographers. This includes map reading, directional and locational skills, map choice and understanding of scale and perspective. We believe that geography is not simply a subject learnt in school, but a life skill essential to successful adulthood.


  1. It is our intention that children’s aspirations will be raised through exposure to a variety of geographical careers and through studying how human and physical geography has evolved and overcome adversity throughout history. 


  1. It is our intention that children will understand how geographical factors have shaped our current society, including how location, resources and environmental issues have have impacted upon our understanding of health across the world.


  1. It is our intention that children will have a rounded understanding of conservation issues which allows them to form their own opinions based upon evidence and generate their own ideas for change.


  1. It is our intention that children develop a progressive geographical vocabulary that enables them to communicate their ideas and opinions.


  1. It is our intention that children are fully prepared for the outside world and are equipped to be successful in further education and employment.

Progression of skills from EYFS to Y6

Subject coverage

Atlas Skills - Y4 children locating the different places on Adrian's wall