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Geography

Geography is a subject that stimulates a sense of curiosity about the world and society in which we live in.  It is an area of learning that gives children the opportunity to develop an inquisitiveness and fascination about the world around them, whilst deepening their understanding of the relationship between physical and human processes.

We feel it is important to nurture this curiosity and fascination by equipping the children with knowledge of their own environment and the world beyond.  It provides them with the opportunity to develop their contextual knowledge, as well as their understanding of the processes that give rise to human and physical features of the world.

Good practice makes effective use of cross-curricular links so that children can apply their geographical learning across the curriculum. By creating such meaningful contexts, children are not only fully engaged in their learning but are provided with opportunities to deepen their understanding of key concepts and skills.

Another vital aspect of Geography, is fieldwork and outdoor learning.  Nothing can substitute for researching the world first-hand and this begins with children exploring their own local environment.  The children’s own observations and evaluations, along with secondary sources of information, such as maps, atlases, books and websites, will be a key element of their learning and understanding.

 Aims and Objectives

 Teaching and Learning Style

 Geography Curriculum Planning

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 

 Teaching Geography to children with SEN

 Assessment

Resources

 Fieldwork

Fieldwork is integral to good geography teaching and we include as many opportunities as we can to involve children in practical geographical research and enquiry. All children carry out an investigation into the local environment and we give them opportunities to observe and record information around the school site and beyond.