At Meath School throughout our Geography Curriculum we aim to inspire children’s talk, curiosity, fascination and learning about the world in which they live and its people that will grow with them for the rest of their lives. The many opportunities and challenges that will arise during our children’s lifetime will be very much about geography – personal, local, national and global. From adapting and mitigating the impact of climate change to predicting natural hazards such as tsunami and earthquakes to understanding the causes and effects of population migration around the world. Our children will need to know about geography and think like geographers.
We use the curriculum to ensure that children develop a range of deep transferable skills. Our teaching equips 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. At Meath School, we enable children to develop into global citizens, who understand their role in the world and how their actions have an impact on the world.
Aims for our pupils at Meath:
- to foster in children an interest in the world around them
- to develop an understanding that enables them to enjoy all that geography has to offer
- to deepen their awareness of the interaction between physical and human processes and how this affects landscapes and environments
- to develop in children the skills of enquiry, investigation, analysis, evaluation and presentation
- to enable children to develop a sense of identity that promotes responsible citizenship
- to have a place and locational knowledge and be able to use the vocabulary associated with these
- to be able to identify similarities and differences between places and locations both within our own country and the world
- to equip them with the vocabulary and skills necessary for directions and map reading