“Geography holds the secret to our future.”

Michael Palin

Geography lends itself as a highly cross-curricular subject that encourages children to critically examine, explore, appreciate and comprehend the world in which we inhabit.

Our Geography curriculum enables pupils to think critically about the impact human activity has on the natural world, cities and population amongst others. It sparks pupils’ curiosity about places and people. It intends to promote knowledge, interest and fascination about diverse places, their differing natural geography, human environments and resources.

The development of respect for the environment – and those within it – will be covered through discussions, and the appreciation of similarities and differences will be covered though the exciting nature of Geography as the study of the world.

Throughout their time at Rufforth Primary School the children investigate a range of places – both in Britain and abroad – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of our wonderful world.  Children will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how this affects landscapes and environments.

We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Rufforth and York so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special.