The aim of our geography teaching will be to help everyone gain a greater understanding and knowledge about our world and the complex interactions between people, animals and the natural world. Our international links will enable the children to make comparisons of their local environment to those of their peers around the world.
Throughout their time at the school, the children will cover Physical Features, Human Effects and the Big Issues affecting the world.
This strand will teach about human geography and be based around the children's understanding of the land around our school. This will then be compared with other villages and towns in the UK and overseas.
Through this, the children will gain the understanding of the impact that people have on their landscape. How society uses its physical geography develops in a logical and progressive manner. These aspects will stimulate high-level geography through class- and field-based activity.
As well as learning about the natural world, the children will be able to study its beauty at first hand and develop an 'awe and wonder' at how the different natural systems work together to shape the world in which we live. Field trips and residential visits will form an important part of our work in this area as the children get to experience and challenge their understanding of the physical world.
The Big Issues
This area of our teaching will investigate the impact that human activity has upon the natural world; how people can have a hugely detrimental impact upon it and the challenges faced by future generations.
Often guided by current affairs, this will provide a platform for children to research information and form their own opinions about the way forward and what they would like to help happen.