At The Horsell Village School, we believe in the importance of Geography in helping children gain a better understanding of our world’s people, places and environments, and the interactions between them. Geography helps children to understand how and why places are changing, and to better imagine, predict and work towards what the future may hold.
Our intent is to provide a first-class Geography curriculum for all our children, one which stokes children’s innate curiosity, fosters a desire to explore the world that we live in, whilst also igniting a love of learning. Geography is by nature an investigative subject, one which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. The geography lessons at The Horsell Village school will encompass this and seek to inspire children’s curiosity of the world and its people, provoking thought about both natural and human environments, whilst also ensuring children have a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human features.
It is our intent that lessons will be underpinned with a focus on developing geographical skills and ensuring sound progression of knowledge and a sequenced understanding of key concepts. That the children should leave the school equipped with skills both transferable, and hugely beneficial, to their future education.
That all our children should leave the school as:
- Competent geographers who can collect, analyse and interpret a range of geographical sources using field work effectively.
- Confident learners with a deep contextual knowledge regarding the world’s locality and an intuitive understanding into the physical and human features of our globe.
- Individuals who recognise and celebrate diversity. Children are able to examine their own life experience and life knowledge and compare it with other areas and experiences