At Yew Tree Primary Academy we believe that Geography helps to provoke intellectual curiosity and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are empowered to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.
The geography curriculum at Yew Tree Primary Academy enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Yew Tree Primary Academy Primary and also to their further education and beyond.
We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Halewood and the wider area of Liverpool so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our area unique and special.
Opportunities for fieldwork are provided to enable the children to experience first-hand learning in the real world to make their learning come to life.
We also develop the children’s ability to apply geographical skills to enable them to confidently communicate their findings and geographical understanding to a range of audiences.
An excellent Geographer will have:
An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world;
An comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected;
An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary;
Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills, as well as effective presentation techniques;
The ability to reach clear conclusions and explain their findings;
Excellent fieldwork skills as well as other geographical aptitudes and techniques;
The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment;