We believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops and understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people
Geography leads at at least one topic per year group. The infants begin with exploring the local area and comparing it to places in the U.K, while the juniors begin to explore geographical themes and environmental issues, as well as studying places further afield such as Spain and Brazil.
Our topics begin with a stunning start and we visit a variety of places such as Cuckmere Haven on field trips. We also bring in local experts to help the children understand cultural aspects. For instance, the Brighton Chinese community put on a wonderful taster day with Dragon dancing, Chinese taster lesson, a tea ceremony and Kung Fu demonstration.
Progression of skills