Geography is essential to our understanding of the world around us and helps us to make sense of that world. It can introduce us to, and make us aware of, people and places we would never otherwise encounter. In doing so, it helps us to realise how societies and nations rely and depend upon each other. Geography requires children to ask and find the answers to questions and in doing this they use and develop a range of skills that are applicable to everyday life. Geography makes children think about their role in the world and their rights and responsibilities to the earth and our environment.
Through high-quality teaching, enquiry based learning, and real-life experiences in our countryside setting and Forest School, it is our intent for all children:
To develop an interest in, and an awareness of, place.
To develop an understanding of what it means to live in one place rather than another.
To introduce children to geographical enquiry and to develop a range of skills and competencies necessary to carry out such enquiry.
To develop an understanding of the interdependence of human activity and physical processes. To enable pupils to identify and appreciate the significance of change in geographical processes. To enable pupils to gain a perspective in which to place local, national and international events. To encourage pupils to explore issues with political, environmental and social dimensions which may involve a range of viewpoints.
To help children to develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment and thereby enhance their sense of responsibility.
During the ‘Jails and Scales’ topic, Robin Class (Reception & KS1) visited Lancaster City. The children identified the different features of Lancaster and compared it with the features of Yealand village. Back in school, the children drew maps of the city and included key features of the city including the estuary and the different transport bridges that support the transport network of this busy University City.