“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”- Barack Obama, 2012
That’s why at Spring Grove we believe all children come to school already exposed to the world of geography.
Geography has strong cross-curriculum links, we endeavour to build and expand upon their pre-existing skills and knowledge in hopes that their inquisitive nature can facilitate them to become young explorers. As both their potential and geography have no bounds.
Throughout their time in school, our inquisitive inquirers get many opportunities to put their geographical skills and knowledge into practice, but the intriguing adventures await for those in Year 5 and 6!
When they leave our school, pupils are equipped not only with the fundamental skills and knowledge of geography but leave open-minded problem-solvers, eager to explore their world and are deeply appreciative of the importance of cultural sensitivity.
How we plan...
There is a tremendous emphasis on encouraging young geographers through kinaesthetic learning, supported by guidance from The National Curriculum 2014, Development Matters and the Early Learning Goals (The World, People and Community, Technology and Being imaginative).