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Witchampton CofE First School

Geography

Geography develops pupils’ understanding of the world in which they live through the study of place, space and environment.

Whilst geography provides a basis for pupils to understand their role within the world, by exploring locality and how people fit into a global structure, Geography also encourages children to learn through experience, particularly through practical and fieldwork activities.

Through the teaching of geography, Witchampton CofE First School aims to:

  •  increase pupils’ awareness, knowledge and understanding of other cultures;
  • foster pupil’s sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them;
  • develop pupils’ graphic skills, including how to use, draw and interpret maps;
  • make pupils aware of environmental problems at a local, regional and global level;
  • encourage pupils to commit to sustainable development.
  • develop a variety of skills, including those in relation to problem-solving, ICT and presenting conclusions in the most appropriate way.

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BBC schools-geography
National Geographic for kids
Fun geography
Explorers of the Millennium