Coordinator: Mr Hobson
Learning in Geography begins in Reception. The Travelling Bear who enjoys wonderful holidays with the children helps the class develop an understanding and awareness of exciting places in our own country and elsewhere in the world. He helps the children begin to develop an understanding of where they fit into the world. In Key Stage 1 the children develop their knowledge of the world further as they learn about contrasting locations, including Australia, Africa and the Polar Regions. Equally the children develop a deeper understanding of the local area around school and how it can possibly be made safer. In Key Stage 2 the children begin to develop a deeper understanding of how to improve the environment. They study specific interesting aspects of Geography in more detail too; in particular Water, Coasts, Mountains and also Rainforests. Across school the children benefit from cross curricular activities; linking their learning in the Humanities to other areas of learning. Again exciting practical activities and educational visits throughout school help the children develop their understanding of these topics.