At Perry Hall, children understand that geography is more than recognising places on a map. Our aim is to help children develop their understanding of the complexity of the world around them, appreciate diversity and cultures that exist across the continents. As children acquire their knowledge, they are able to understand that they can apply this to bridge divides and connect people together.
Discrete geography lessons stimulate our children’s curiosity and fascination about the world around them; developing an interest in and a sense of wonder about people, places and environments and how they are interconnected. Geography also helps children understand change, by exploring their own place in the world. They explore key values and their responsibilities to other people, to the environment and to the sustainability of the planet.
Through learning geography, pupils undertake a ‘world tour’, visiting every continent, gaining knowledge and developing transferable skills. Pupils will understand the world around them, including places and environments that are near and far, as well as appreciating the process and events that create and affect them.
Outdoor learning and fieldwork offer regular opportunities for children to connect with a place, community and environment. They develop observational, questioning and investigative skills through first-hand experiences and high-quality teaching, which helps pupils to build on their skills, knowledge and interest in the world around them.
Geographical enquiry and ‘big questions’ are central to the curriculum and encourages questioning, investigating, collecting and analysing data and drawing conclusions, whilst encouraging critical thinking about issues affecting the world and people’s lives, now and in the future.