We teach Geography at St Margaret Ward to inspire a love of our world. Geography develops a curiosity and understanding about how the world has changed for the people and animals that call it home.
We work together to help pupils to increase their knowledge about diverse places and people as well as developing a deep understanding of natural and human environments, and, physical and human processes.
As the children progress through the school, their growing knowledge deepens their understanding of the interaction between the physical and human aspects of geography and secures a lifelong sense of responsibility for their actions in relation to the impact on the world.
Geography provides a perfect context for the child to put skills from other areas of the curriculum:
- By collecting, analysing and communicating with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- By interpreting a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicating geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length
The learning in geography is supported at St Margaret Ward by the work done by the Eco-Warriors and School Council, especially in terms of improving our environment and watching it change over time.