Geography at Oakfield
Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments. Geography is a valued part of the curriculum at Oakfield as we recognise, and teach, that it is a topic that is integral to our lives and the world around us. Oakfield’s Geography curriculum is designed to build and continuously consolidate children’s geographical knowledge and skills. Children are given the opportunity to study a range of topics, both inside and outside of the classroom. Our geography curriculum is heavily supported by the work of our Forest School lead. Oakfield’s high expectations of learning allow children to lean at a deeper level which gives children the best opportunities to explore the relationships between people and place. We acknowledge and impart the words and beliefs of the National Curriculum when it states that ‘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.’
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. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the
world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical
and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.