We all need to have an understanding of the world in which we live and our place in it. Geography teaching at Meriden CE Primary encourages learners to be both curious and fascinated about all that our world has to offer. The subject looks at the natural and human aspects of the world in an investigative manner and seeks to engage the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and environments. It is our intent that students develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas, and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
In geography, children are taught about their locality and where it fits into the country, extending out into the wider world and looking at current international issues and topics that affect themselves and others around the world. In Key Stage 1, the children will be taught how to use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the countries and continents of the world. They will also look at different climates and compare them to England.
In Key Stage 2, pupils continue to develop their understanding of people and places. The children learn to use maps to locate cities, countries, rivers, seas and oceans. They will also have access to atlases and the internet to explore local areas, extending to the wider world-comparing and contrasting different localities.
Children will also explore current, topical issues affecting the world such as, global warming and extreme weather.
The children are also taken on educational visits to historical sites and geographical field trips, to explore and use the skills that they have developed.