Geography

Geography

At Newlyn School, we see geography as an exciting subject and we aim to develop the children’s curiosity, fascination and knowledge about different people, places and environments and the connections between them.

We engage the children through geography topics, ensuring that there is at least one a year, e.g. Natural Disasters, Rain Forests, Oceans and Seas. Through these, we want the children to understand the earth’s key human and physical processes and know how the earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and changed over time, progressively building their skills in mapwork, fieldwork and enquiry-based learning. The children will become increasingly aware of the geography of the local environment and of significant human and physical features in the wider world as well as current geographical issues and dilemmas.

Geography also helps us to understand how and why places are changing and enables us to think about the future. We encourage the children to develop responsible attitudes and values and to think about how they themselves can influence change and become environmentally-aware, active citizens. Our children are inspired by the news and, in particular, issues affecting the environment.