Geography is a valued part of the curriculum at Midfield Primary school as it provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. Geography explores the relationship between the Earth and its people. It stimulates curiosity and imagination and at Midfield we aim to build upon each of our children’s "personal geography" by developing geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through our Core curriculum. We encourage children to learn by experience and we value fieldwork as an integral part of the Geography Curriculum.
At Midfield Primary school we believe:
‘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.’
We highly value the importance of geography and how it can help nurture and develop children's understanding of all other subjects in the curriculum. Across the curriculum we try and embrace outdoor learning, and this is particularly valued in geography. From investigating the local geographic features, both human and physical, to developing children's core geographical skills, through Forest School, outdoor adventure and in the Eco-garden.