At The Lancaster School the children love learning about their surroundings right from the Early Years Foundation Stage. They begin by looking at their school surroundings and environment. Here they investigate areas they like and dislike and what they could do to improve their local area. Children begin to discover where their environment fits in with the wider world as they look at simple atlases and globes.
In Key Stage 1 skills are further developed. The children broaden their environment investigation into the local area. They begin to understand the impact on the environment and carry out traffic surveys. The children then further their investigations to look at the areas and landmarks within the British Isles through a variety of topics. This knowledge continues to further expand to look at the world and children investigate the world continents and oceans.
As Geographers, we are all inspired by the awe and wonder that our natural and human world presents. Our Geography curriculum deepens children’s knowledge of the places and people across the world, allowing children to have a recall of key geographical facts and encourage them to explore. Children are able to ask questions and undertake new experiences both now and in the future, as well as developing transferable skills for their further education and beyond.