Geography is an exciting and thought provoking subject where children have and develop a natural curiosity of the wider world. At Jennett’s Park, Geography is a time for children to explore and compare different places and their localities. Children are encouraged to ask thought provoking questions and debate topics to create a dialogue between children and teachers to better understand different opinions. There are lots of ways that Geography is taught here a Jennett’s Park and a lot of resources to help both children and teachers with the learning process. We use a variety of maps, globes, atlases, compasses, online resources and much more! As an environmentally conscious school, we teach children the importance of recycling and looking after the planet that we live on which develops children’s awareness of the wider world. It is imperative that our children become aware of the world that we live in, not only in terms of our location in the world but also what life is like in different countries.Throughout the school both the physical and human features of geography are studied as well.
Throughout KS1, children develop their knowledge about the wider world looking at different continents, oceans, the United Kingdom and their locality. We teach the children basic subject specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography. Children begin using their geographical skills including the use of globes, maps and first-hand observation to enhance their locational awareness.
Throughout KS2, pupils continue to develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of the wider world to include areas outside their local area involving other areas of the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. They should develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.