Geography

Pupils have a natural interest in the world around them and this curiosity is used to develop their knowledge and understanding of not only their locality but of contrasting localities in the United Kingdom and the wider world. We value the importance of field trips as an important element in stimulating work in geography and broadening understanding of the world around them. Pupils also take part in a variety of activities such as tasting food from around the world to engage and inspire them in the thematic based learning. 

As well as the study of places, pupils are taught the essential skills of using resources such as maps, atlases and photographs as a means of gathering information. Pupils also use resources such as Google Earth to develop their geographical skills. They are encouraged to ask probing questions, make relevant observations and develop a good geographical vocabulary in order to communicate their ideas in a variety of ways.