Geography at SKA
At SKA we aim to promote a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that we hope will remain with each child for the rest of their lives.
We believe it is important to provide our children with the opportunities to use a range of investigative and problem-solving skills, both in and outside the classroom. Our pupils learn about diverse places, people, resources and environments, and begin to show an awareness of the Earth’s key physical and human processes and of the formation of landscapes and environments over time.
SMSC in Geography
Spiritual education in Geography inspires awe and wonder at the natural world: both at the physical and human features. It also inspires wonder of the natural environment such as rivers, mountains, hills, volcanoes and the effect of weather and climate. It also includes the effect that the environment continues to have on settlement and peoples’ daily lives.
Moral education in Geography provides opportunities for pupils to recognise that development takes place within a global context and that local decisions affect and are affected by decisions and processes in other countries for example river pollution. Issues of justice, fairness and democracy are central and can be debated in terms of pupils’ own experiences as well as using geographical issues as contexts.
Social education in Geography involves the study of real people in different societies. In looking at their own locality and others in the world, pupils’ sense of identity and community can be strengthened.
Cultural education involves the study of real people in real places in the present. It provides opportunities for multi-cultural education through recognising commonalities and differences. It also encourages pupils to reflect on their own personal reality of sense of space.