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Geography

At School

The study of geography stimulates an interest in, and a sense of wonder about, places. It helps young people make sense of a complex and dynamically changing world. It explains where places are, how places and landscapes are formed, how people and their environment interact, and how a diverse range of economies, societies and environments are interconnected. It builds on pupils’ own experiences to investigate places at all scales, from the personal to the global. 

The geography curriculum is delivered through the termly phase project learning which is driven by confidence, initiative and diversity.  A geography based project will be studied each year and is centred on a key enquiry question which is explored in different historical time periods and contexts.  This enquiry is underpinned by the consideration of concepts which are applied to the different contexts and time periods explored.   

At Home

Take opportunities to look at how places compare and contrast to Alresford and the UK. Go on a ‘secret street’ walk in a different area and see what you can find out about the local area, compare and contrast to Alresford or holiday destinations.  

Read stories and look at non-fiction books around ‘place’.

Visit local rivers and carry out some field research!

Play games – fill in a world, Europe or UK map.

Watch geographical documentaries such as Blue Planet.