The study of Geography helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It stimulates an interest in, and a sense of wonder about places; how landscapes are formed; how people and their environment interact; and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected.
In order to achieve this, our pupils have the opportunity to explore the ever-changing world in which we live through a variety of challenging and exciting topics; from the ‘origins of chocolate’ to ‘terrible tectonics’. We endeavour to build a repertoire of geographical skills such as map-reading, interpreting sources and collecting, analysing and communicating collected data.
Our children approach geography through enquiry; exploring each topic by drawing on the children’s interests and learning geographical skills along the way. Cross-curricular links are also made with other subjects to further embed knowledge. The use of digital technology enables pupils to dig deeper and wider than before and allows pupils to share their discoveries in a creative and alternative way.
Teaching and learning in Geography is certainly not limited to the classroom. Various workshops, talks and trips allow our pupils to extend their understanding and apply their knowledge and skills in a real world setting.
‘Geography is my favourite subject, it has inspired me to think more about the world around me.’ former Year 6 pupil