Approaches to Geography

At Crofton Junior School we feel it is important to provide children with an education that nurtures, encourages and inspires children with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We strive to equip the pupils with a knowledge and understanding of the world, countries with in it, the locality in which they live and the constantly changing environment. Throughout school, children will learn about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments as well as developing map skills. We strive to ensure that all Geography lessons taught throughout the school are inquiry based where children learn core skills and apply their learning through geographical investigations, whilst applying and extending cross-curricular skills. We aim to inspire our children with a sense of environmental responsibility and encourage them to understand environmental issues at all levels so that they are equipped to make responsible choices for the future.

In order to ensure that we demonstrate a consistent understanding of what age-related expectations looks like in Years 3, 4 and 5 as we build up to the end of Key Stage 2 at Year 6, we have highlighted examples of pupils' work focusing on key aspects of physical and human geography.