In Geography, we aim to provide opportunities to develop children's sense of wonder at the beauty and scale of the world. To promote citizenship, we aim to develop children's knowledge and understanding of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the UK and the wider world. To enable children to understand the social and cultural influences on their lives, we aim to provide opportunities for children to discuss and reflect upon social, political, economic and environmental issues.
Their learning will include the use of geographical vocabulary, enquiry skills, fieldwork skills, mapping, questioning, the use of photographs and the study of places in the UK and the wider world. To ensure the children have a wide range of experiences, trips and visitors are included as often as possible. The outdoor environment and local area around school will be used frequently to embed and increase their subject knowledge.
Through rigorous enquiry, our pupils gain and deploy a geographical understanding through our school's curriculum. The children explore key concepts as they move through school - allowing them to apply new knowledge as they revisit these throughout both key stages. This approach encourages deeper understanding and prepares our pupils for future learning.
The children consider the following concept questions throughout learning in geography.
What does it mean to be a citizen?
Does equality always mean treating everybody the same?
Is power always a positive thing?
Does change always make things better?
Is trade necessary?
Is being part of a community the same for everyone?
Alongside each of these key concepts, the children at Stoneyholme also consider second order concepts such as environment, economy and empire.