Beech House children start their geographical explorations in the familiar surroundings of their own homes and local area. Later, they look at more distant environments - in the British Isles first, then in the wider world. They learn geographical skills such as simple mapping of routes or making plans using aerial photographs. Using the internet to research other places and cultures adds to the excitement and wonder the children feel when discovering new information.
Children in Year 1 visiting other parts of the United Kingdom with their parents and those in Year 2 visiting other countries are invited to take Barnaby Bear with them and to record Barnaby's experiences in words and photographs. Barnaby has climbed mountains, played golf in Scotland and flown to Lapland.
I love learning about Kenya because my Dad was born there.