Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who inhabit them. Through our teaching of Geography we aim to:
- Stimulate the children's interest in and curiosity about their surroundings.
- Create and foster a sense of wonder and fascination about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
- Inspire a sense of responsibility for the environment and people of the world.
- Develop children's competence in specific geographical skills.
- Increase children's knowledge and awareness of the world and its people.
- Recognise geographical relationships between human activity and different types of landscape and the physical / human processes that produce these.
At Holywell, the school has identified a number of geography themes for each Year Group. Each theme develops a number of skills to achieve key milestones. Year on year, the skills are revisited and built upon further to ensure the National Curriculum aims are met and the subject content is covered in its entirety. The themes have been matched, wherever possible, to be relevant to the pupils, their lives, homes and their school.
For each topic, there is a learning mat that specifies the key learning for that unit. These learning mats are used by the children in every lesson as well as being sent home (via Seesaw) for children to share their learning with their families. To find the learning mats for each year group, search for the relevant year group by following the link below: