At Chesham Prep we aim to provide geography teaching that is enjoyed by all pupils, that creates fascination and curiosity about the world around each individual.
Geography provokes and answers questions about the natural and human world, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative skills both inside and outside the classroom. As such, it prepares pupils for adult life and employment.
Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences. As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures. This helps them to realise how nations rely on each other. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
Aims and purposes of geography
At Chesham Preparatory School, we aim in our Geography teaching to offer opportunities to:
- stimulate children’s interest in their surroundings and in the variety of human and physical conditions on the Earth’s surface;
- foster children’s sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them;
- help children to develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and the future of the human habitat; and
- thereby enhance children’s sense of responsibility for the care of the Earth and its people.
We aim to accomplish this through a wide variety of teaching styles and resources, including work outside the classroom, IT, projects, interaction with other subjects and fun!
Senior School (Years 5 – 8) 2015/6 detailed Curriculum Information click here.