Geography

 

A Hoyle Court Geographer

“The Study of Geography is more than about memorising places on a map –

it is about understanding the complexity of our world”.

(Barack Obama)

 

At Hoyle Court Primary School it is our vision that high quality Geography education should inspire your child with a curiosity and sense of wonder about our world and its people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Geography at Hoyle Court focusses on children’s knowledge, skills and understanding. The exciting topics chosen promote a progressive range of skills and knowledge that are taught year on year.

Our curriculum aims to equip your child with knowledge about how places and landscapes are formed and the interaction between physical and human processes. We aim to deepen children’s understanding of how people and their environment interact so that they understand how a diverse range of societies and environments are interconnected.

As your child progresses through school, they are encouraged to carry out hands-on fieldwork, analyse and evaluate findings and propose solutions to environmental problems (such as climate change). Fieldwork is essential and we enjoy exciting trips to a variety of places to experience Geography in action such as studying the surroundings of Saltaire with a map and a compass!).

We develop pupils’ confidence and competence in specific geographical skills including map work and use of technology (digital mapping).

The teaching of geography builds on children’s own experience and helps them face the challenges that will shape our societies and environments at a local, national and global scale.

All our children leave us with a greater understanding of our world and how human beings occupy and respond to the world they inhabit.

Geography Skills Progression Grids