At Chesterfield, we want our children to love geography. It is our intent to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people and enable children to express well-balanced opinions about current issues affecting society and the environment locally, nationally and globally.
Our goal for Geography education is that children develop knowledge and curiosity about the physical and human characteristics of the world, by developing:
- knowledge of diverse places, people, resources, spaces and environments;
- understanding of the processes that cause and change the human and physical features of the world; and
- geographical enquiry skills.
As a subject, geography impacts upon every aspect of our children’s lives and plays a crucial role in developing caring and understanding citizens of tomorrow. Inline with our curriculum driver, developing aspirations and possibilities for all, we want children to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be cartographers, town planners, conservationists or weather forecasters.
Our curriculum drivers of communication, oracy, reading, aspirations and inclusion for all shape every aspect of geography, are embedded in teaching and learning and develop the child as a whole.