Children learn Geography through the study of localities and themes using a variety of teaching methods and resources (aisles, maps, plans, globes and photographs including aerial photographs).
The Geography curriculum is linked where possible to educational visits and through the use of IT.
Our aims in teaching Geography are to allow children to –
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of places, seas and oceans, applying this knowledge to help compare and define physical and human characteristics
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
- be competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including atlases, maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length