At Mayespark Primary School our geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world.
Children investigate a range of places to aid development of their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. In addition, children explore and make enquires about their local area. This enhances their appreciation of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area a special place.
Children have been asked about their learning in geography. Please see some of the responses below:
Question - why is geography important?
“It helps us learn about the world.” Year 2 child
“So we can learn about the world and the countries.” Year 2 child
“We learn about the weather in other countries.” Year 3 child
“To learn about the world around us.” Year 3 child
Question - how can we take responsibility for our world?
“We must walk to school or ride a bike and not ride in a car.” Year 3 child
“We should turn off the light after we are done with it. We must recycle and stop pollution.” Year 3 child
“To help us we can plant more trees to help climate change.” Year 3 child
“Planting trees, less plastic and less rubbish in the bin.” Year 3 child
In your own words, what is geography?
“Geography is a study of the world.” Year 4 child
“We learn about the planet and what is happening in it such as wildfires and droughts.” Year 5 child
Question - Have you been proud of a piece of work in geography?
“When we made a grid about Devon.” Year 4 child
“When we did work on carbon footprints.” Year 5 child
What three words do you think of when you hear the word geography?
“World, learning, exploring.” Year 6 child
“World, environment, countries.” Year 6 child