Geography is the study of places. It explores the relationships between the world and its people. It studies the location of the physical and human features of the earth and the processes, systems and inter-relationships that create and influence them. It examines how people affect, manage and sustain their environment.
Geographical enquiry helps children to learn about their immediate surroundings, the broader world and how the environment can affect their lives and determine decision-making. The study of geography helps to develop a sense of identity and promotes responsible citizenship.
The Geography Curriculum at VIPS East Borough is designed to inspire children’s curiosity and interest to explore the world that we live in and its people, which aims to ignite a love of learning.
The curriculum is planned with clear endpoints identified. The children access a sequenced learning journey through the curriculum which focuses on geographical knowledge through studying places, people and natural and human environments. This seeks to deepen the understanding of the Earth’s human and physical forms and processes. The children of East Borough will also be equipped with a range of geographical skills such as; use of maps, directional and locational skills, use of signs and symbols.
Geography, by nature, is an investigative subject. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, encourage pupils to ask relevant questions and for them to discover answers to those questions through exploration and research. This will increase pupils’ cultural capital by enabling them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.