Through Geography children begin to make sense of their surroundings and gain a better appreciation and understanding of the variety of physical and human features of our world.
Geography is taught at Key Stages 1 and 2 through the two-year rolling programme of topics within our creative curriculum. We follow the National Curriculum with a focus on a good knowledge of the world around them. In Key stage 1, the focus is mostly on the UK and the locality. Children will be expected to be able to name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans and the four countries and capital cities of the UK. In Key stage 2, the study extends to Europe, North and South America and pupils will need to identify geographical similarities and differences between different regions. In both key stages, there is a focus on some basic locational and place knowledge and geographical skills, such as using maps, atlases and globes, compass directions and aerial photographs.We use our own school environment to study direction, position, climate and care of the environment. This is extended to cover the local area of Ombersley, Droitwich and Worcestershire. The children are encouraged to extend their knowledge through enquiry and investigation in independent research. We have developed Global Dimensions and are developing links with schools in Europe.
We have an Eco Council who are continually looking at maintaining and improving our school grounds and at ways to save, recycle and improve sustainability. We were awarded our Green Flag in 2020.