Geography

Geography

Geography explores the relationship between the Earth and its peoples through the study of places, space and environments. It is one of the many perspectives through which we try to understand our world.

For the children at Newland St John’s, Geography aims to foster their sense of wonder at the world, help them to develop a concern about the quality of the environment and enhance their sense of responsibility for the care of the Earth and its people.

In particular, Geography aims to: develop in our children an understanding of our locality and the changing world within which it exists; develop a sense of place: a feeling for a ‘personality’ of a place and what it is like to live there; develop geographical skills of space, pattern and relationship, especially those related to map work; focus on an enquiry based approach which allows the children to acquire techniques and develop skills and competencies necessary for this type of work – in a way that is their preference; help children to develop a reasoned set of attitudes, values and beliefs towards geographical phenomena, by studying issues and develop skills in communication through number, language and computing.