Geography overview

At Chilwell Croft Academy we aim to provide the pupils with the opportunities to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, to help them develop the skills to understand their place and impact in the word. We aim to provide the children with opportunities to learn about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments as well as developing their understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes (in order to foster their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes) and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments

The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant countries and their local area
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world
  • are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
    a) collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
    b) interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
    c) communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length

At Chilwell Croft Academy we aim to achieve the above through:

  • Teaching children core geographical skills and knowledge in a creative way.
  • Developing children’s skills of enquiry and deepen global thinking and understanding
  • Provide broad and deep opportunities for independent and collaborative learning, including use of ICT
  • Start with learning from the point of child
  • Encourage exploration of geography in the context of field work and active learning