At North Town Primary School and Nursery, our Geography curriculum aims to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about our world and its people, including where they fit into this. We aim for our children to acquire the knowledge, understanding and desire to become role models for the future and set a trail for others to emulate, as we enhance their geographical experiences and ignite a passion for relevant local and global environmental issues such as sustainability, development and climate change.
We seek to create geographers who have regular opportunities to investigate and explore their local area of Taunton (including French Weir, Longrun Meadow, the town centre, the River Tone and Quantock and Blackdown Hills) so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special.
Through consistently excellent teaching and learning, we also seek to develop the following characteristics of a geographer:
- An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like (in the world, the United Kingdom and their locality)
- A comprehensive understanding of the ways in which these places are similar and different
- An extensive base of geographical vocabulary
- Excellent investigative and fieldwork skills to observe, measure, record and present features in their local area
- The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment;
- A genuine interest in, and lifelong passion for, the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here
- Opportunities to implement and expand their geographical understanding and knowledge to the wider community.