The Geography curriculum teaches children how to make sense of the world around them, through developing their ability to understand, locate and be aware of both physical and human features. It enables children to understand and appreciate relationships and contrasts in their everyday lives. Through the use of whole class teaching, guided group work and independent activities, children learn how to draw and interpret maps, develop their research and investigation skills as well as problem solving and data analysis. Through cross-curricular learning, the children can study Geography in Maths and English as well as relating it to their current classroom topics such as; discovering where in the world a specific historical event took place. The use of the onsite Forest school allows children to apply the skills they have learnt; map reading and orienteering for example to a real-life context.
Geography helps to develop their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures to the development and application of Geography. Where appropriate, the Geography curriculum promotes key British Values so our children have exposure to a wide experience of local and global learning where there are opportunities for respect and tolerance when embracing differences within the world, we live.