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Thurleigh Primary School

Thurleigh Primary School

Geography

Our intention is that our children develop a curiosity about the world in which they live.  We want children to have a growing understanding of how they fit in the world, which includes current geographical issues in our rapidly changing world.  We expect that children will be able to talk confidently about geography, making connections between physical and human processes.

As our children make their journey through our school, we aim to broaden their horizons whilst developing a curiosity and thirst for knowledge about the world.

In Early Years and Key Stage 1, we focus on our local area, specifically the locality of our school.  We are fortunate that our schools 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 & Baily castle and it is in the grounds of which the present day school stands.

In Key Stage 2 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.

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