At Saint Thomas’ we believe that geography is a brilliant way of developing children’s natural fascination for the world around them. Teaching geography enables children to compare locations ,investigate, research and use both primary and secondary sources of information.
In Early Years children begin to make sense of their physical world and their community. They do this by exploring, observing and finding out about people ,places, technology and the environment.
At KS1 children learn about the United Kingdom. They also look at hot and cold areas of the World. They use ICT, World maps, atlases and globes. They begin to develop simple field work and observational skills.
At KS2 children learn more about Europe and North and South America.. They also focus more on human and physical geography including rivers, mountains , volcanoes , earthquakes and the water cycle.