Our curriculum leader for Geography is Mrs Worby.
Geography at Queniborough Primary School prepares young people with the knowledge, skills, and understanding to make sense of their world and to face the challenges that will shape our societies and environments at the local, national and global scales.
From the moment we are born, it is our instinct to begin to explore the world around us with all our senses.
At Queniborough we feel it is important to nurture and encourage this natural curiosity, to shape and direct it, to turn the children into inquisitive, questioning learners who look closely at the world around them and begin to be able to interpret what they see. We aim to instil a sense of environmental responsibility and encourage children to understand environmental issues at a local and global level. We ensure our children have an understanding of their physical and human geography starting with their school in Queniborough before finding out about Leicestershire, the UK, Europe, and the World, so all children can take an active part in contributing to and protecting this world as they grow up.
It is our intent for the Geography element of Queniborough School’s curriculum to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about Queniborough, the world, and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about Queniborough and diverse places, people, resources, and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. By revisiting these areas of learning regularly children will remember more, know more and understand more. 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. We want our children to gain confidence, have practical experiences of geography, and have an understanding and the necessary skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected, and change over time.
The aims of teaching geography at Queniborough Primary School are:
• To inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about where they live, Queniborough, and the world
• To enable children to know about the location of the world’s continents, countries, cities, seas, and oceans.
• To develop in children the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs, and Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
• To help children understand how the human and physical features of a place shape its location and can change over time.