Geography

Geography

At Peatmoor we aim to stimulate pupils’ interest and understanding of their surroundings and in a variety of physical and human conditions on the Earth’s surface.We want to foster pupils’ sense of wonder at the beauty in the world around them.
We help pupils to develop an informed concern about the quality of the environment, the use of resources and the future of human habitat and thereby enhance pupils’ sense of responsibility for the care of the Earth and its people.

National Curriculum and organisation

All geography work is relevant to the National Curriculum 2013.  Although there are certain areas of geography that can be taught in isolation, it has many links with other subjects and cross-curricular themes.  The library is used by all children to provide opportunities to explore geographical skills and concepts.

Teaching and learning

  • In our reception class the early learning goals are addressed by teaching geography through “the world’.  The medium for learning will often being stories, play activities and hands on environmental experience.
  • In years Keystage 1 geography is topic based as well as taught through stories, play activities and hands on experience.  In keystage 2 a topic based approach is supported by cross-curricular activities and use of the library.
    Progression and continuity is achieved by pupils returning to themes where the work will become increasingly challenging as detailed in the schemes of work.
  • First hand experience and practical work is used as frequently as possible.  Field trips particularly in the local area are used to develop geographical skills as well as use of the school environmental area.