"The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world".
- President Barack Obama.
At Sir Francis Hill we believe that a high-quality geography curriculum should inspire curiosity and fascination about the world and its people and through this, promote engaged young citizens. We believe geography teaching should equip all pupils with knowledge beyond their own experience and offer experiences and knowledge that explore breath of understanding.
At Sir Francis Hill geography is taught through our topic based learning. Geography is an essential part of the curriculum, it provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. Geography explores the relationship between the Earth and its people through the study of place, space and environment. It contributes to the cultural, social, spiritual and moral life of children as they acquire knowledge of a range of different cultures and traditions, and learn tolerance and understanding of other people and environments Geography is the subject in which pupils learn the skills of understanding a locality and how and where people fit into its overall structure. Developing geographical skills is essential as children live in a world that is wide open to them. With opportunities to travel and work in different cities and countries across the world, pupils need to use efficiently maps, charts and other geographical data.
Throughout their time at Sir Francis Hill, the children will be exposed to high quality, engaging geography teaching and where possible educational field trips. When they leave in year 6, children will have the knowledge of geographical terms and vocabulary to take with them into their next stage of learning.
Additional Resources and Web Links
National Geographic Kids