At Cavendish, we believe that geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the physical and human aspects of the world. We believe our high-quality geography will inspire in pupils a lifelong curiosity and fascination about the world. We want our children to develop a love and value for the world we live in. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources, and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding, of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupil’s knowledge grows, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding, and skills provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected, and change over time. Children are encouraged to develop a firm understanding and knowledge of their local area; as well as where it sits in the wider world.
We believe that providing children with an understanding of their local environment, the wider world, and its people will help to create 'brilliant citizens' able to make their own way in the world.
Beginning in Early Years, children discuss their familiar world, such as where they live or the natural world. From Key Stage 1, the Geography curriculum at Cavendish is designed outwardly, giving children a firm grasp of key geographical features of their local area. Following this, children in Key Stage 2 will compare their local area to other areas of the United Kingdom, other European countries, and finally countries on other continents.
We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about their local area and the wider world and its people. We endeavour to promote the children’s interest and understanding of a range of people, places, and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical processes.
We use Digmap to engage our children and to inspire them to be curious and fascinated about the world. Digimap provides our school with digital access to modern-day and historic maps and detailed aerial imagery.