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Geography National Curriculum geography_o


Geography is important because it helps us to learn about our world. It develops our understanding of people and places and helps to develop our curiosity.


Geography is taught from Reception to Year 6 by class teachers and usually forms part of an exciting class topic. Many different topics are taught across all key stages including; The UK, Rainforests, Weather and Climates Zones.  As well as looking at different countries around the world (China, India and Greece) the children also have the opportunity to develop their geographical skills.  Every year the children are taught an aspect of mapping skills, from how to read a map, how to use and follow a compass or how draw a map using a key and icons.  


Children have the opportunity to learn about both physical and human geography through a variety of activities. Teachers take every opportunity to make learning practical and hands on. For example, children in Class 3 have looked at the features of a river and spent the day working with Suffolk Wildlife Trust ‘Ducking down the Deben’.  During this visit, they stopped off at different locations to measure aspects of the river.   The whole school enjoyed a trip to Aldeburgh to look at the features of a seaside location and compared it to the location of our school.  


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