Geography at St Andrew's
Geography matters more now than ever.
At St Andrew’s we want to:
- Provide children the opportunity to explore human geography. They need to understand the relationships that exist between cultures.
- Provide opportunities for children to reflect and to explore the similarities, what we have in common with people around the globe.
- Celebrate what is unique and special about people everywhere.
Learning should provoke thought and discussion. It should be as practical as possible and needs to involve everyone. We want children to:
- Learn about the connections between their own lives and the lives of others.
- Develop a sense of responsibility for the environment and for the sustainable use of resources
- Explore and challenge stereotypes of people and places.
- Experience different regions through visitors and the use of IT and high quality resources
We believe that through the teaching of Geography
- Children are able to develop an understanding of their own and each other’s rights
- Children develop awareness of the wider world.
- Children are able to develop a positive sense of their own identity and learn to respect the identities of others.
We are lucky enough to be on a fantastic site and the children are encouraged to explore their own environment. Geography helps them to make sense of the world around them and encourages questions. It creates engagement, action and fun.
As a whole school we study a new continent each year and discover new places, new people, environments and the impact that we have upon our world.