Geography education at Cleves Cross Primary School will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, that will prepare them fully for the studies in Key Stage 3 and remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Our teaching and our wider school ethos (for example our commitment to Eco Schools, Educate and Celebrate, Rights Respecting, Fairtrade, International Schools) will equip pupils with knowledge about and an appreciation for diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. Children will recognise the important of sustainable development for the future of mankind and the role they play as responsible citizens of the world.
Children at Cleves Cross Primary School will learn about their local area and compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. The children will also learn about distant locations, linked with the topic they are studying as part of our wider Curriculum for example Sri Lanka.
Geography lessons will develop an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes, including how these processes interact and change over time, both locally and globally. Alongside knowledge and understanding, pupils will acquire a range of geographical skills needed to collect, interpret, analyse and communicate geographical information in a variety of ways (including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) , numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length). Fieldwork will deepen pupils’ understanding of geographical processes.