The intention of the Geography Curriculum at Milking Bank Primary School is to inspire children’s curiosity and interest to explore the world that we live in and its people, which aims to ignite a love of learning.
We intend to equip children with geographical skills to develop their knowledge through studying places, people and natural and human environments. This seeks to deepen the understanding of the Earth’s human and physical forms and processes.
Geography, by nature, is an investigative subject. Through our teaching, we intend to provoke thought, questions and to encourage children to discover answers to their own questions through exploration and research to enable them to gain a greater understanding and knowledge of the world and their place in it.
In order to foster children’s curiosity about the world, interest and creativity, we are enthusiastic about geography and encourage children to explore and ask questions.
At Milking Bank Primary School, teachers have worked with specialists to create a bespoke, personalised skills based curriculum. The units created follow the National Curriculum objectives, link to our milestones for progression and have many cross –curricular links. This enables geography to be at the heart of the curriculum in an exciting and thematic way. It also heightens children’s enthusiasm for learning as they have the opportunity to learn about their local environment, community and area through gaining first hand experiences and opportunities for fieldwork.
Children will have developed the geographical knowledge and skills to help them explore, navigate and understand the world around them and their place in it. Children’s knowledge and skills will develop progressively as they move through the school, not only to enable them to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum but to prepare them to become competent geographers in secondary education.