Geography is an important part of the curriculum at Paddocks and we are very fortunate as a school to have a large outside area in which to enhance the children’s learning. The children very much enjoy making use of the outside area and we are harnessing this enthusiasm by holding a map skills and orienteering workshop as part of our geographical study in the new academic year.
The children begin their geographical studies at Paddocks by investigating their own town and the place of their school within it. They are encouraged to ask questions and investigate familiar geographical settings.
As they move through the school, children broaden their knowledge base by investigating and comparing the geography of different parts of the world with our own.
Children compare countries and major cities around the globe, they also think about, define and discuss geographical terms such as latitude, longitude, different time zones and the countries and continents of the world.
The children also learn about the environment and the human and physical effect this has on the geographical landscape of the world.
Through learning about their own place in the world, the country in which they live alongside the countries, continents and diverse habitats that make up the whole world, we hope that the children at Paddocks gain a respect for and genuine interest in the study of Geography.