Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments. Through their work our children learn about their local area and compare their life with that in other regions of the United Kingdom and the rest of the world. Topics include studies of local settlements as well as countries around the world - for example, India and Mexico. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and develop their skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem solving.
To reinforce the children's learning, we organise local field trips to places such as the River Bollin at Styal and a local hill farm. Their experience of other cultures is brought to life in the classroom by visiting speakers from different communities and by sampling the foods from around the world and wearing the appropriate national dress. For example, we recently held an Indian Day in Year 4 during which the children were taught how to dress in saris and had the opportunity to taste Indian foods.
Click here for a report from Geography Workshop 'D-Shape', where girls join up with Junior Boys in a competition to make models of famous landmark buildings around the world.
We find out about different countries, overlapping into RE and History. My favourite part is finding out about the weather.
Megan (Year 6)