Geography helps stimulate an interest and a sense of wonder about different places. Pupils develop their knowledge to understand the physical, social and economic forces that shape those places and the lifestyles of the people who live there.
The children learn to use maps to locate cities, countries, mountain ranges, rivers, seas and oceans. They use atlases, globes, photos and the internet to explore the environment and economics of those countries that they study.
At Holy Cross, we teach children to collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes.
Geography helps young people learn about the changing world. It builds on pupils’ own experiences and creates an important link between the natural and social sciences. Geography is often taught using a cross-curricular and ‘Mantle of the Expert’ approach which enables the children to contextualise their learning. As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures. Please look at your child’s topic letter to find out what they are learning about each term!