Purpose of study
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination 
about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. 
Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and 
natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key 
physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the 
world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical 
and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. 
Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and 
approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, 
interconnected and change over time.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
? develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both 
terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and 
how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
? understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical 
features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial 
variation and change over time
? are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
? collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through 
experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical 
? interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams,
globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
? communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through 
maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

Autumn 1

Why are green spaces important to Eccleston ?

This is our Big Question for Autumn Term. We will be looking closely at maps of Eccleston, looking at human and physical features. We will also use maps to find green spaces in Eccleston and find out why they are important.


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