At Folksworth Primary School we aim to teach a geography curriculum that sparks and nurtures pupils’ curiosity about the world in which we live, as well as their understanding of their place within it. We teach our pupils about their local area and about the diverse places and populations around the world, encouraging them to ask and find the answers to questions and develop their own interests. We want our pupils to become responsible citizens and through our geography curriculum we develop their understanding of global environmental issues.
We build pupils’ subject knowledge about the world, teaching them about the Earth’s physical and human processes and features. Our teaching is carefully planned to complement other subject areas so that pupils learn in a meaningful way. Alongside this, we develop their geographical skills through practical fieldwork. By the time they move to secondary school our aim is for our pupils have a secure understanding of how to use maps, atlases and compasses and have an appreciation for the different landscapes, climates and places of the world.