Geography

Geography is initially taught based upon direct experience, practical activity and an explanation of the local area. Children begin to use geographical skills such as following directions, observing and asking questions, describing and recording what they have seen, and using compasses, globes and maps. They extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom, Europe and North and South America. Through this they also develop their knowledge of continents and oceans. Geographical knowledge develops an understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and the use of landscapes and environments in different parts of the world.

Our geography curriculum meets the children’s growing curiosity about the world using the three components of knowledge and understanding of places, development of geographical skills and a knowledge and understanding of geographical themes. Taught in a cross curricular way we aim to enable children to develop values and attitudes about the world in which they live.

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Useful APPS

Living Earth

Weather Live

Quake Watch

Google Earth

Google Maps

Barefoot atlas

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