Geography Vision Statement
At Stoke Park Junior School we aim to develop children's curiosity in both their immediate surroundings and in places and environments in the wider world. As geographers our children will learn to value the world around them as well as their more immediate locality through questioning, understanding and appreciation. Our purpose is to foster an interest, fascination and desire to investigate a variety of human and physical characteristics of different places, both local and afar, through purposeful research and careful questioning.
They will deepen their knowledge of people, places, human and physical geographical features through progression of skills and knowledge. To be well rounded citizens, we believe children need to understand the differences between places and their cultures and be able to recognise how these change over time. We provide children with many opportunities to use a range of geographical skills to help them understand, present, analyse and communicate a range of information either collaboratively or as an individual. These skills are put into practice both inside and outside the classroom through local fieldwork and trips.
We aim to offer all children enquiry led learning opportunities, fieldwork, map work and experiences, which help them to grow and develop as individuals and as members of our wider community. Our geography curriculum encourages children to value and be curious and fascinated about the world and its people.
Children are given the opportunity to travel the globe; visiting continents through carefully planned half-termly units. It aims to equip children with the knowledge and understanding of the world, people, places and environment and develop respect and appreciation for all cultures. It enables children to extend their knowledge beyond the United Kingdom and It will help them to make progress in terms of geographical knowledge and skills during their time at Stoke Park Junior School. O
Our aim is for children to leave Key Stage 2 competent in the geographical skills needed to collect, analyse and communicate data, and to interpret a range of geographical sources, including maps, globes and aerial photographs. Through the breadth and depth offered within our geography curriculum our children are provided with a broad knowledge of the world they live in, and understand (as responsible citizens) how they need to care and preserve the planet for future generations. This will help them aspire to protect the environment around them and in the wider world.