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Geography is taught through our Theme curriculum.

The topics allow children to investigate a variety of people, places and environments at different scales in the United Kingdom and further afield. Children will begin to make links between different places in the world.

In Geography, pupils develop their knowledge of people and places to understand the physical, social and economic forces which define those places and the lifestyles of the people who live there. We study local areas and issues, extending these studies into the wider world. The children learn to use maps to locate cities, countries, mountain ranges, rivers, seas and oceans. They use atlases, photos and the internet to explore the environment of the countries which they study. They then use the skills they have developed in Literacy, Maths and ICT to report and record their findings.

Please look at the external website links listed below to discover more about different areas of Geography. Please note that, as these are external sites, it is possible that they may change or disappear without warning!

Web icon Shape it Up - Kinetic City Play a game showing how erosion affects the Earth.

Web icon Countryside Investigators Investigate factors affecting our countryside.

Web icon Ordnance Survey Ordnance Survey Map Zone.

Web icon Passport to Knowledge Find out more about the Worlds Rainforests.

Web icon Recycle Zone Look into recycling.

Web icon BBC Schools Find out more about Rivers and Coasts with the BBC.

Web icon Climate Cops

The following sites cover more general areas of Geography

Web icon Channel 4 Learning

Web icon BBC Scotland - Education

Web icon Crick Web Online Games

Web icon Google Earth Download and install Google Earth to explore the world