St James CE Primary Academy

St James CE Primary Academy

'Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish.' Psalm 92:13.

'Growing and learning together with Faith'

Brook End, Longdon, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 4PL

office@st-james.staffs.sch.uk

01543490378

Geography

Geography

Geography is an integral part of the creative curriculum. Children are encouraged to use their own experiences and knowledge of the wider world and this is the starting point for most geography topics. Geography activities frequently provide concrete experiences outside the classroom and they are enquiry based. Children look at issues, ask questions and formulate hypotheses to test against evidence.

Pupils will study a variety of real places across the world. They have access to a range of visual materials, including photographs, videos, maps and real data. They are encouraged to look for the relationships between people and places, and to look for patterns of distribution in space. Maps are used in "real place" context and children develop an understanding of scale through the key stages.

Children follow a skills based approach to geography, enabling them to transport their learning across year groups. For years 5 and 6, this subject is complimented by an annual outdoor educational visit.

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