Geography at SKA
At SKA we believe that GEOGRAPHY helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Our children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The GEOGRAPHY curriculum at SKA enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. GEOGRAPHY is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops and understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills We understand our world through reading as well as the observations we make.
At SKA we seek to:
- Inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives,
- Promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
- Challenge pupils to connect with multiple sources of media, including written sources, to gain an understanding of the human aspects of geography.
- Explore the world around them and draw comparisons between places and cultures.
At SKA the GEOGRAPHY curriculum is designed develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at our school and prepare them for the future beyond
Geography Skills Progression
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.