Geography

Geography is challenging, motivating, topical and fun. In our diverse society children need, more than ever before, to understand other people and cultures. Our aim is to engage children with their local environment, through field trips and residentials, and extend this to the wider world.

Geography makes a major contribution to children's physical, intellectual, social and emotional development – and at St. Mary Magdalen’s we strive to allow our children to be immersed in, and learn the flowing:

Life skills

World knowledge

People and places

Developing the ability to make sense of information

Observing and interpreting the environment

Map reading and way finding

Understanding and interpreting pictures

Communicating findings in drawings, charts and diagrams

Recording and analysing data using ICT

Discussing issues and problems with others

Critical and creative thinking

Developing an awareness and understanding of distant places and environments

Recognising how people from all over the world are linked through travel and trade

Building a framework of place knowledge

Investigating major rivers, mountains and cities

Developing an appreciation of other peoples and cultures

Recognising the need for a just and equitable society

Developing an understanding of spatial relationships at a range of scales

Undertaking fieldwork, enquiries and active exploration of the locality

Exploring landscapes, settlements and human activity

Considering environmental issues and local Agenda 21

Becoming a global citizen with multicultural understanding

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