Statement of Intent
Pupils will be encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. To achieve this, it is our intention to ensure that each child secures both locational and place knowledge relating to the locality of Exeter as well as that of the British isles, Europe and other worldwide continents.
Reading, interpreting and constructing maps will be key geographical skills mastered as pupils move through key stages and it is essential that each learner is able to identify and describe core geographical processes. To this aim it will be essential that our pupils are able to apply accurate terminology to describe both the physical and human features of local, national and worldwide destinations.
We also intend that all children experience opportunities that enable them to explore, interact with and examine different examples of physical environments. This is so that they are able to understand the importance of developing core geographical fieldwork skills such as investigating, recording, interpreting and analysing which will be achieved by the end of their Primary Education.
Key aims linked to our Intent
Our vision for Geographical study is an approach, which will enable our pupils to deepen their geographical understanding of the world in which they live. This understanding will demonstrate a secure grasp of the physical and human characteristics, which define local, national and Global contexts:
Local Context - The development of Exeter as one of the fastest growing cities in the United Kingdom – our pupils will explore how this has this impacted both human and physical landscapes across the region. We will examine how infrastructure is being put in place to cope with the growing demands of both industry, transport and residential needs. These learning opportunities will also enhance the pupil’s understanding of the local environment and eco-systems. Developing geographical questions about the surrounding environment as well as a shared geographical vocabulary of the natural world.
A core aim is that children will be able to pose and answer key geographical questions such as:
Where is this place?
What is it like and why?
How and why is it changing?
How does this place compare with other places?
How and why are places connected?
What could/should the world be like in the future?
What can we do to influence change?
National and Regional Context – Urbanisation of Rural areas – Flooding and sea defence Approaches to agriculture – Industry and Migration
Global Context – World Trade and Climate Change - Developing and Non Developing Countries – Energy – Renewable and Non-renewable