Geography is the study of places. It explores the relationships between the world and its people. It studies the location of the physical and human features of the earth and the processes, systems and inter-relationships that create and influence them. It examines how people affect, manage and sustain their environment.
At Claremont Primary School we believe the study of geography helps children to learn about their immediate surroundings, the broader world and how the environment can affect their lives and determine decision-making. A high quality geography education helps to develop a sense of identity and promotes responsible citizenship. Teaching should equip children to ask perceptive questions, think critically and weigh up evidence – enabling pupils to develop perspective and judgement.
Geography is taught thematically through the school’s use of the International Primary Curriculum ensuring that learning is contextual.