Geography helps us to make sense of the world around us. Following the Geography National Curriculum, children develop their knowledge of globally significant places and their understanding of the processes that shape those places. They do this by becoming Geography Detectives, collecting, analysing and communicating information in a process of inquiry.
Geography is all about people and places; how they interact, are interconnected and interdependent. In Geography we learn about the processes that shape the physical and human features of our world and we identify and explore patterns in these features. As Geography Detectives, children learn to read a landscape storyboard – recognising landscape features; explaining how they were formed; analysing their presence and describing them.
Fieldwork is essential in developing geographical skills. Children have the opportunity to use a range of resources including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and ICT to collect information for their geographical inquiries. They also benefit from a range of trips and educational visits as well as exploring all the geographical possibilities within our own school grounds.