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Different places and environments; different societies and cultures are all studied in Geography. It's up to date and lessons are adapted to environmental changes in the real world.
By exploring and appreciating the interaction between the natural and human worlds, the children’s knowledge of where they live and their understanding of others increases. It raises awareness of our responsibilities towards the environment and other people.
We look at a huge variety of topics: the weather, volcanoes and earthquakes, the coast and the impact humans have on our environment. We learn about mountains, maps and rivers and the the 3Rs - reduce, reuse, recycle. We ‘visit’ Mexico, India and Kenya and a range of locations in Europe. Class based work uses text books, maps, atlases, appropriate websites and DVDs.
Learning is enhanced by visiting trips and activities - The Living Rainforest is a fabulous environment to bring lessons to life. Chapatti making is popular as a part of exploring India with all the senses, the weather forecast from the ‘Berky’ studios where pairs record one another with iPads is fun and educational.
We look at waste’s impact with a recycling workshop and the river trip to the Wye and Severn - to measure and record water flows links computing and geography lessons and balance as all try to keep their feet dry!