Subject Coordinator: Mrs Beattie
Our vision for Geography at Athelstan
At Athelstan, the teaching of geography will inspire our children to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
Our geography curriculum will teach children to appreciate the world, encouraging them to stop, take note and explore. We will seek to encourage children to be inquisitive learners, who are able to think creatively and critically, to investigate and to ask questions to enable them to have a greater understanding, knowledge and appreciation of the world and their place in it.
Throughout their geography education, the children will develop their locational knowledge, place knowledge and understanding of human and physical geography.
Geographical skills will be built upon, providing children with tools with which to successfully navigate and engage with their world at a local, national and international level. We will encourage children to draw upon the skills taught across the curriculum to support them in their geography learning and use a range of high-quality resources to support this.
The teaching of Geography will be rich in first-hand learning experiences. Educational visits and visitors, both within the local community and beyond, will be used to enrich the learning experiences of all children.