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Geography Curriculum Intent Statement

We teach geography at Penn Wood because we want pupils to understand people and places.  Geography’s fundamental role lies in helping children to understand the world, its environments and places near and far, and the processes that create and affect them.  It should encourage a holistic appreciation of how the world works and of the interconnections between concepts such as scale, community, cultural diversity, interdependence and sustainability. 


Geography at Penn Wood will be a subject that contextualises and extends the possibilities for developing and applying language and mathematics, and enriches understanding of, and in, subjects from science to history.


High quality geography boasts an impressive pedagogical repertoire, which is illustrated to its aspects of geographical enquiry, outdoor learning and fieldwork, children’s personal geographies, spatial awareness, mapwork and graphicacy, learning technologies and environmental geography.

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