Our intention for Geography at Foxhills Junior School will aim to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with children long after they leave us. Children will learn about the world that they live in, the significance of their role and the lasting impact they have on the environment.
Throughout their time at Foxhills Junior School, children will be given a variety of opportunities to engage with the world around them. These will include, visiting the school’s woodland area, carrying out local studies, learning about plastic pollution and contributing to the annual Earth Day event.
Teaching and learning will focus on locational knowledge; human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork. Children will be equipped with knowledge about a variety of places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a good understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Children will be competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experience of fieldwork, that will deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing