In the subject of Geography, pupils learn about places and the people that live there. They are taught geographical skills and learn how to apply these, they learn about their local environment and other countries across the world.
Geography is taught to all pupils at Sandridge – in Early Years it comes under the heading of ‘Understanding the World’ (People & Communities & The World); in KS1 pupils develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality; in KS2 this knowledge is deepened and extended by also studying Europe, North and South America.
Geography is taught in units, linked to topics that the children are learning about in a cross-curricular, thematic approach. Teachers aim to make the Geography curriculum exciting and informative, practical and engaging. Work is recorded in topic books using differentiated activities. Trips & visits (where appropriate) help to enrich the children’s learning.
The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together. – Barack Obama