Statement of Intent - Geography
One of our curriculum drivers here at Clifton Hampden Primary is Knowledge and Understanding of the World, through which we aim to inspire children’s natural curiosity for learning about the diverse world we live in. Pupils are encouraged to celebrate diversity and feel confident to challenge stereotypes. Through our topics, we want to provide children with the knowledge and understanding of physical and human influences and their effects on the planet over time. We aim to help the children of Clifton Hampden to develop a range of geographical skills which will fully prepare them for a future in an ever-changing world.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both
terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and
how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical
features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial
variation and change over time
- are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through
experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams,
globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through
maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.