Aims and Objectives:
At Cherry Tree Hill Primary School the aims of Geography are to teach our children an understanding of places and environments.
Through their work in Geography, our children learn about their local area and compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.
They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human Geography, our children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures.
Our Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind.
In the most part, Geography is one of the key drivers behind term topics whilst other areas such as literacy will be utilised as a vehicle to explore these areas. At Cherry Tree Hill we are keen to provide children with opportunities to experience geography first hand and as such teachers organise regular school excursions to help inspire the children.
Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes that shape them and the people who live in them. The children will study local features and then begin to expand their learning outside the area to other parts of the UK and further afield to locations abroad. The children will be taught various geographical skills such as use of maps, atlas work, coordinates etc. They will also look at weather, climate, population, settlements, natural resources, animals, plants and a great deal of this work is supported by visits and trips to various locations. In the Early Years, children learn about their immediate environment and how to read and draw simple maps using invented and conventional symbols. In Key Stage 2, the children develop this knowledge into a wider area and study transport, weather and landscapes, both in their local area and in many other countries.
Click on the links below to find out the content and skills taught in Geography at our school.