Geography

Geography

Intent

At King Street Primary School, it is our intent to encourage children to develop a greater understanding, appreciation and knowledge of the world around them (both past and present), by fostering a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world and its people, as well as their own cultural heritage.

We aim to build upon children’s understanding of places, people, human and physical environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. This will be facilitated not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.

Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops and understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. Our Geography curriculum aspires to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive and transferable to other curriculum areas, which also promote the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Humanities
Geography and History are the driving force behind many of our class topics. Through both subjects, we hope to develop the children's understanding of the world around them - both past and present. We aim to foster a sense of wonder and curiosity about the world in which they live and develop a sense of place and appreciation for their cultural heritage.  Our curriculum topics are planned to include raise the profile of chronology and raise the profile of local history - in Spennymoor and further afield in County Durham. Fieldwork skills are a priority and children are given opportunities to put these in to practice through visits and Outdoor Education. Furthermore, these skills are enhanced through the use of digital technology in school through the use on an online mapping system DigiMaps.