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, and by conducting practical activities such as traffic surveys.
We have three residential trips, in Year 3, Year 5 and in Year 6 to France, where children have the opportunity to experience and to learn about a different environment.
At Fairlawn 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.