Please read on for what Geography looks like at Peel Common Junior School!
“A map says to you, read me carefully, follow me closely, doubt me not …… I am the earth in the palm of your hands.” Beryl Markham - Kenyan aviator and author
The Geography curriculum at Peel Common Juniors enables children to develop knowledge and skills to support their understanding of the world as well as their place in the world whether it be by understanding more about climate change or how to live more sustainably.
Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world – and the people in it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum we have designed enables the development of knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time here at Peel Common Junior school and beyond.
One of our school values is to ‘Explore and discover the world around us.’ We pride ourselves on our learning environment and classroom names. Each class is currently assigned a natural wonder and children are given the opportunity to become ‘experts’ in their wonder. These wonders include The Grand Canyon, the Northern Lights and the Galapagos islands to name a few.
"Geography was the lesson I always looked forward to most. It was a form of escapism. It could be bleak midwinter outside but inside you're learning about African farming methods or the Great Lakes. No other lesson had that excitement." Ben Fogle - Broadcaster for the BBC