Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments. Through their work in Geography, children learn about their local environment and compare their life with that in other regions of the UK and the rest of the world. They learn how to draw, locate key features and interpret maps and they develop skills of research, fieldwork, investigation, analysis and problem solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human Geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future.
At Sauncey Wood, Geography in the Early Years is taught through ‘Understanding the World’. They are encouraged to explore their immediate environment both at home and at school and to think about how environments differ and change. In Key Stages One and Two, children study Geography and Geographical skills as part of their topic themes.