Geography

In Geography, children develop an understanding of human and physical aspects of the world.  Children use fieldwork, first hand experiences and secondary sources to name and locate geographical features of a range of places and environments including their own locality.   We are fortunate to have a wonderful school setting, where pupils can explore their surroundings and take interest in the world they live in.

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 processes
  • 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.

National Curriculum Link  - Geography

In both key stages, children are taught the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for:

               Location knowledge

               Place knowledge

                Human and physical geography

                Geographical skills and fieldwork

Throughout our school, Geography is taught through a variety of practical and creative activities which are topic related.