Through geography children learn about a variety of places and the communities that live within them. They learn about the processes and consequences of change in different environments and begin to understand what ‘global citizenship’ means.
Opportunities are planned to enable children to acquire the geographical skills and knowledge needed to understand places and themes, for example through map work at different scales, weather, land use and by conducting practical activities such as traffic surveys and river studies.
We have two residential trips, in Year 4 to Braeside and in Year 6 to Osmington Bay, where children have the opportunity to develop field study skills.
At Westbury Leigh, we aim to stimulate the children’s interest in and curiosity about their surroundings. We also encourage children to develop their knowledge and understanding of where places are and what they are like, including an appreciation and understanding of the lifestyle of the inhabitants.
View our geography curriculum here.