At Flanshaw School we believe that Geography helps to inspire children's curiosity and interest to explore the world that we live in and its people. We aim to provoke and provide answers to questions about natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding of their local area and compare their own lifestyle and environment to others around the world. We believe all children should have the knowledge and understanding of their own town, city and country to then enable them to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We seek to provide the knowledge and understanding of diverse places, people, resources, including natural and human environments. The Geography Curriculum allows children to become Geographers; exploring, discovering and beginning to make sense of the world around them.
We believe that Geography is a dynamic subject due to the world and our understanding continually changing. We recognise that Geography is also not a restrictive subject and that it appears in many forms and is cross-curricular throughout the Key Stages. We have therefore created a curriculum that allows progression and builds upon children's key vocabulary. Throughout their time at Flanshaw children will focus on 5 key areas of geography: location, place, human geography, physical geography, and map skills and fieldwork. When children leave Flanshaw, we expect them to have a sound knowledge of a range of different countries, to have considered key concepts such as trade, human impact, and developed geographical mapping skills. They should be able to locate key world countries and features and use a map efficiently. We thrive to equip children with the National Curriculum requirements but also prepare them for opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.