A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
(National Curriculum 2014)
At Red Hill Field, we start local and become global…
We learn about our own immediate environment before comparing it to other environments on a local, national and international scale.
We learn about the similarities and differences between the human and physical characteristics of the environments.
We learn how environments function: the physical and human resources that are needed to maintain them and how they are inter-connected.
We learn how to care for the environment so that others will be able to enjoy it now and in the future.
We learn that maps can represent places and that they have keys and scales.
Where possible we investigate environments ourselves but we also use technology as a doorway to the world.