Geography at Codnor Primary School reflects the purposeful journey for the whole child. In Geography, we promote children's curiosity and understanding of diversity in our world in relation to places, people, resources and natural and human environments, alongside nurturing their understanding of the Earth's key physical and human processes.
At Codnor, we hold our local community in high esteem. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local areas of Codnor and Derbyshire, so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our community unique and special.
We encourage our students to think, act and speak like those working in a geographical field would: to research thoroughly, to collect and analyse data, to use maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to develop their knowledge of our world and to communicate their knowledge in different ways: skills which are invaluable to their future lives in education and beyond. Our carefully structured Geography curriculum provides opportunities additional to the National Curriculum endpoints, to build cultural capital and, through exposure in Geography lessons to life-skills such as British Values, the diversity of the world and spiritual, moral, cultural and social development, enable pupils to become well-rounded members of society in preparation for later life.
Through sequences of lessons and topics, pupils' geographical skills and concepts are built, reinforced, and transferred into other contexts, allowing children to deepen their understanding and remember what they learn.
These key geographical skills and concepts are:
Our pupils leave Codnor Primary School with the knowledge to think, act and speak like a geographer and they value the transference of these skills into their every day life, in education and beyond.