Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. We encourage our pupils to investigate the world around them, from the local to the global.
We use fieldwork, first-hand experience and secondary sources to locate and investigate the geographical features of a range of places and environments, including our own locality, contrasting areas in the UK and a wide range of other countries.
The study of our school locality forms an important part of the Geography curriculum, especially in the Early Years and Key Stage 1. Throughout the school pupils are encouraged to use appropriate geographical vocabulary to promote their thinking. We encourage direct experience, practical activities and investigations within the classroom and further afield, together with the use of ICT equipment. As the children progress through the school, they are introduced to geographical themes and the study of places.
The children learn about and develop informed views and opinions on local, national and global issues such as sustainability, climate change, economic inequality, and their impact on people, places and environments in the past and the present. The school participates in various organised activities and actively encourages recycling both in and out of school.