Geography gives opportunities for pupils to become aware of and understand their position in the world.
The children in the Early Years Foundation Stage begin by using their senses to explore their own immediate surroundings and environment such as the classroom, school grounds and local neighbourhood. They are helped to become aware of the weather and changes to their environment due to the changing seasons. They are then encouraged to develop an interest in and a knowledge of places and people beyond their immediate experience. Children learn about other cultures by experiencing different food, music and clothing. Pupils are helped to develop an understanding of geographical features, such as rivers, seas, islands, volcanoes and mountains, through building models, studying maps, and using the internet to collect information.
We encourage care for the world and our environment, an understanding of the diversity of life on earth and investigate recycling and conservation. Frequent opportunities are provided to compare contrasting environments such as town and city, countryside and seaside by visiting as many different localities as possible to gain first hand experience.
In the Foundation Stage and Key Stages 1 and 2, Geography is taught creatively in conjunction with other subjects through a thematic approach. At Key Stage 3, Geography is delivered as a discrete subject.
Multisensory resources enhance the teaching and learning for pupils of all abilities and lessons are made exciting and enjoyable by introducing exploratory based activities for the less able pupils and encouraging role play and independent enquiry, research and reporting skills for the more able.