"You can travel the seas, poles and deserts and see nothing. To really understand the world, you need to get under the skin of the people and places. In other words, learn about geography!"
Through geography we wish to ensure that all children develop a strong understanding of the physical and cultural differences and similarities between our locality and other places in the UK and the world.
The concept of community is more important now than ever. Since the pandemic we have seen the power of strong communities and we want our pupils to be positive and productive members of the communities they are part of: local, national, online and international. Part of this is understanding the world around them; the differences and similarities between everyone on the planet.
Geography is taught discreetly as a topic once a year, but elements of the subject are touched on across the curriculum. For example, the geographical links to a particular artist may be examined in art. We also 'drip feed' as much geography and history as we can through assemblies, using the marvellous world map in our hall.