Geography helps us to develop an understanding of places and people and examines the way their development has been shaped by physical and human processes. The study of Geography enables children to understand their immediate surroundings, the wider world and to help them to make sense of it.
Through the teaching of geography, children are encouraged to analyse the world around them from a physical and a human perspective and to appreciate the interdependence of the physical environment and human development.
Children need to be prepared for a life where they will live and work with a variety of people. We believe that geography can help pupils develop tolerant attitudes to different cultures.
Through the teaching of Geography, we aim to:
We appreciate that children need to develop a series of geographical skills in order to help them make sense of the world around them. These include being able to:
We endeavour to link geography to other areas of the primary curriculum, whenever relevant and possible: pupils are able to use geographical skills and knowledge in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT lessons at points during the year. In addition, during the Year 4 and 5 Residential Fieldtrip to Sayers Croft, pupils spend time practising practical geographical fieldwork skills.