At Thurleigh Primary we aim to gradually build our children’s understanding of the world and how they fit into it. As our children make their journey through the school we aim to broaden their horizons whilst developing a curiosity and thirst for knowledge about the world.
In EYFS and KS1 we focus on our local area, specifically the locality of our school. We are fortunate that our school grounds are an amazing area to study habitats. In addition, our children study human geography features such as houses and other buildings in the village. We also visit the local 'castle mound' opposite the school, which was a medieval Motte and Bailey castle and it is in the grounds of which the present day school stands.
In KS2 we expand our knowledge to include the study of areas around the world. We aim to develop the children’s place knowledge, locational knowledge and experience of human and physical geography, through a range of activities using different resources.
The area of geographical skills is an area we are working on to develop further this year. We aim to provide our children with many opportunities to talk geographically, developing their subject specific vocabulary. Field work opportunities are also to be developed further.