Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments.
At Astley C.E. Primary School, the Geography National Curriculum taught through unit plans based on enquiry questions that will inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and the formation and use of landscapes and environments. The four key elements taught are geographical skills and fieldwork, locational knowledge, human and physical geography, and place knowledge. Alongside developing geographical knowledge and understanding, children develop important geographical skills that enable them to increasingly think like a geographer.
High quality fiction and non-fiction texts are always used within a unit of work to provide a relevant and exciting context for learning. We link our learning in geography to other subject areas, wherever possible.
Visits and visitors are an important part of many of our units of work enabling children to make their learning relevant to our locality. This includes visits to the Severn Valley Railway in Kidderminster, local walks visiting streams, rivers and canals, as well as visits further afield to cities.