Geography is concerned with developing the child’s sense of place and the physical and human factors that affect it. Starting with their own local environment we endeavour to help children make sense of and learn to care for their own surroundings and the wider world, including environmental issues such as ecology and sustainability.
Through their own investigations they can come to understand how human and physical factors can shape and change places and lives. There are close links between Geography, Science, Mathematics and History and for this reason, the subject is taught through thematic work which enables subjects to be integrated and make the best use of time. This also allows skills to be transferred over areas of learning.
As children develop, they will have opportunities to extend further understanding and awareness of contrasting places to their own locality through residential visits and other day visits linked to particular themes, as well as studies of foreign places.