Geography is essentially about people & places. Our work is centred on acquiring the skills necessary to understand and communicate developing knowledge and understanding of people & places, of the causes and effects of weather patterns and climate, of the physical features of land forms, the position and effect of the seas, oceans and rivers and the relationship of soil, plants and animals. Map work and its associated skills form an important part of the work.
We begin with an interest in our immediate environment, extending this first to the British Isles and then to more distant places. Visits are made to other localities so that comparisons can be made.
An important feature of Geographical Study is to understand the reasons for settlements and population distribution. It also includes journeys, communications and economic developments. The distribution of natural resources obviously affects the life of the inhabitants of different areas and our aim is to make the children aware of the contribution they can make to improving their own immediate environment and the world.