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Intent and Vision for Geography at Shap

Our planet is amazing and at Shap we want our children to explore, enquire and engage with the world around them, both locally and globally. Through our broad and balanced geography curriculum, we aim to expand our children’s horizons and develop their cultural capital, providing them with opportunities to discover and experience a range of cultures, people, places and processes. We also develop our children’s sense of pride and belonging to their local area, Shap.

We fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum and have taken into account our children’s unique location (situated close to the Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and our children’s needs in the development of our curriculum, which is investigative and enquiry-based. This enables our children to:

  • Make sense of the world around them
  • Develop a sense of identity through learning about the world and their connections and feelings about it
  • Pique their curiosity
  • Develop a sense of agency and responsibility and enable them to understand that their choices and decisions can make a positive impact on the world around them
  • Increase and develop their geographical skills, concepts and knowledge
  • Discover and make links and connections
  • Develop and use enquiry, analysis, evaluation, and communication skills effectively
  • Make progress over time in their thinking, communicating and enquiry skills as well as their geographical knowledge
  • Deep knowledge and understanding through the gathering and evaluation of a range of data, including as part of fieldwork

We believe that all children at Shap are geographers and we have developed our geography curriculum so that it is inclusive and accessible for all; all children will appreciate and understand the importance of geography in their everyday lives and will be encouraged to pursue geography further as they move into the next stage of their education and beyond.

To find out further information about geography at Shap, please scroll through this page and use the tabs at the side to explore.