Through the study of Geography, our children can make sense of their surroundings and the wider world, developing both their environmental and social awareness.
Geography is the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them, and the people who live in them. Skills developed through Geography help pupils to gain a greater understanding of the ways of life and cultures of other people and places.
As part of Geography, we aim to:
- Stimulate the children’s interest in their surroundings and foster a sense of wonder about the world
- Increase children’s knowledge and awareness of the world
- Inspire a sense of responsibility for the environments and people of the world we live in
- Develop children’s competence in specific geographical skills, including enquiry, problem solving and decision making.
To support our Geography teaching we use up-to-date maps, atlases and Internet maps including Google Earth. Maps of the World and Britain are displayed in classes. We visit many local surroundings, landmarks and places of interest to support Geography topics and the children’s understanding of the world around them.