At Homefields we have adopted the "Chris Quigley" curriculum based on the principal that children will develop a DEPTH of Learning. The curriculum is carefully planned and sequenced, ensuring that all pupils develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in life.
Therefore, the essential characteristics that we follow are:
An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
An excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.
An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
The ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.
Highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
A passion for and commitment to the subject and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.
The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.
Geography is a valued part of the curriculum at Homefields Primary School. It enables the children to explore, appreciate and understand the world in which they live and how it has evolved. Geography encourages children to learn through experience, particularly through fieldwork of both our local area and further afield and through practical activities. It can 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 pupils learn about how landscapes are formed, discover how people and economies have an impact on the environment and eco-systems, and compare our own locality to a variety of towns and countries around the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures.