Geography enables children to understand and answers question about the natural and human world. It also helps them to view people, places and environments from different perspectives. As children study geography they encounter different societies and cultures and are able to realise how nations and people rely on each other. This awareness of the lives of others also increases their own sense of identity and belonging. At school we do this by developing a range of thinking skills both inside and outside the classroom that:
  • Stimulate an interest in the children’s surroundings 
  • Compare the world they experience to that of other people and places
  • Encourage curiosity and the ability to question
  • Foster a sense of awe and wonder at the world and it’s diversity
  • Enhance a sense of responsibility and a caring attitude for people, places and environments
  • Develop a sense of identity by learning about the local area, The U.K and its relationships with other countries