At Puttenham School we consider that geography has an important part to play in promoting children’s knowledge by developing their sense of belonging in time and space to a local area, wider area and the world.
The children will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their own area. This will allow children to gain an understanding that we are not ‘alone’ but that we are a small part of the wider world. Children are encouraged to see connections between physical and human processes and that everything is connected and dependent on each other. Children are taught to care for the world, to admire the awe and wonder of the planet, to respect our natural and human environment and to celebrate the achievements of people from the past. We teach children to protect our world for future generations.
Our curriculum includes fundamental geographical knowledge and skills allowing pupils to build on these each year from the Early years to Year 2. The children will consolidate and learn new skills, knowledge and understanding within their topic based learning. Topics include: weather, local area, mapping skills and making comparisons between different places in the UK and the wider world.
We make great use of the local area to understand our own immediate location and how the area is used. We also use our topic work, Religious Education curriculum, visitors, workshops and trips to support our learning.