Geography is an essential part of every child’s education. It is much more than just a subject,
‘Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live’ Royal Geographic Society
The National Curriculum recognises that:
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
Through our curriculum we aim to build upon the child’s ‘personal geography’ by developing geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through studying places and themes. Geography is a very important subject to help children learn about the diversity of our world. As the children progress they will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes. For this reason, outdoor learning and fieldwork is an essential element in the teaching of this subject. It is important for children to experience Geography in a real life context.