“I Looked at books, I looked at maps, I looked at atlases, I enjoyed that. But the thing that inspired me the most of all was
being taken from school into the local area to look at nature, to look at the way the land looked, to understand the geography, to walk up little hills
and streams and see how the ecological system worked, look at the environment” – Michael Palin
Our Geography curriculum aims to develop children’s understanding from an early age this includes children in our Nursery setting. We encourage and develop our geographical understanding through asking questions about our unique, local and comparing it to different locations around the UK and globe. We make links between observations and how maps are used to survey the land accurately and begin to understand how simple directions build up to locating features on a map/atlas.
Geography is taught in blocks each half term alternating with history. We aim to provide field work and trips to support our teaching termly, for example visiting the local beach to read maps, visiting local places such as the harbour to develop geographical observations and residentials to places outside of our county such as Manchester or London.