Geography is a captivating and enthusing subject that allows children to explore the world around them. In geography, pupils develop their knowledge of people and places to understand the physical, social and economic influences which form those places and the lifestyle of the people who live there.
We study local areas and the issues that surround them and widen these studies into the wider world. The children learn to use a variety of different scale maps to locate continents, countries, cities and towns as well as seas and oceans, rivers and mountain ranges. They use atlases, photos and the internet to explore the environment and economics of those countries which they study. They then use the skills they have developed in literacy, numeracy and ICT to record and share their findings.
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In EYFS, geography is taught through Knowledge and Understanding of the world and supported by Characteristics of Learning and Enabling Environments:
- Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things.
- They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.
In KS1 and KS2, geography is taught as a discrete subject in line with the National Curriculum. please see year group Long Term Plans. The following areas are covered and developed during your child’s time at our school:
- Locational knowledge
- Place knowledge
- Human and Physical Geography
- This is accompanied by geographical skills such as map skills and fieldwork.