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, including:
- Developing 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.
- Reflecting and understanding how the presence or lack of fairness and equality in various forms has shaped society through both human and physical geographical factors.
- Raising aspirations through exposure to a variety of geographical careers and through studying how human and physical geography has evolved and overcome adversity throughout history.
- Understanding how geographical factors have shaped our current society, including how location, resources and environmental issues have impacted upon our understanding of health across the world.
- Gaining a rounded understanding of conservation issues which allows them to form their own opinions based upon evidence and generate their own ideas for change.
Key Stage 1
- Local area study
- Weather patterns
- Similarities / Difference - UK and Non-European country (Kenya)
- Continents and oceans.
Key Stage 2
- Similarities and differences within Europe
- Natural disasters
- The water cycle, rivers and oceans
- Tourism - human geography focus on the Tatra Mountains in Poland
- Biomes and climate zones
- North American study through trade, importing and exporting
- Local area study using important geography skills
- Understanding migration (voluntary, forced and climate)