The study of geography at the school begins with the work undertaken by Class 1 on their own homes and neighbours. This provides a basis for the expansion of their ideas to encompass local areas and beyond.
Knowledge of different regions is developed to show how climate and resources influence the development of settlements and nations, which are compared to show how geography affects the life of others throughout the world.
Physical geography helps to explain the importance of features such as mountains, rivers, oceans and lakes. The factors behind the diverse types of weather are discovered through practical recordings and observations, and these combine to help pupils understand more about the environment and the way we care for it.
A study of maps and simple map reading skills helps to develop imagination and a sense of enquiry so that pupils are able to understand their own local environments. This is often combined with aspects of the IT curriculum to show how computers can help us to learn more about our own planet.
Discussions of events in the past are often related to the present day events so that children can see the many valuable lessons that can be learned. In addition, history is shown to affect not just countries and kings but also local towns and villages and everyday folk.