We believe a high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.
The Geography curriculum is taught in a way that provides them with factual knowledge of Geographical locations, processes and skills.
The knowledge will include contextual understanding of their local environment and the wider world in terms of both human and physical influences. Through understanding the processes that have formed the different human and physical things they learn about; the children can have a deeper understanding of the cause of global and local variation and change over time.
To help them obtain this knowledge they will use and develop the Geographical skills of:
- Analysing data through fieldwork and research.
- Interpreting information from a range of sources including maps, aerial photographs, globes, diagrams and Geographical information systems.
- Communicating Geographical information in a variety of ways including maps, data and writing at length.
Geography Learning in our School
Key Geography Curriculum Documents
Geography in our local area
There are also lots of museums and places of interest to visit near by to find out more about the history of Herefordshire and the neighbouring county of Gloucestershire. Here are just a few suggestions:
- Hereford Cathedral and the Mappa Mundi – See the largest medieval map of the world thought to be drawn around 1300AD
- Goodrich Castle, Goodrich – Consider the strategic placement of the castle considering the local Geographical features and enjoy the magnificent views.
- Offa’s Dyke – Walk along the massive earthwork built in 757-796AD by Offa, King of the Mercians as a defensive barrier to keep out the Welsh
- Hereford Museum – See how the Human Geography has changed in and around Hereford.
- The Black and White House Museum, Hereford – Go inside the C17th building which is now surrounded by the commercial centre of the city
- The Waterworks Museum - Learn about how Herefordshire’s water usage has changed over time and how the river Wye has been utilised.
- Dean Heritage Centre – Discover the unique habitats and heritage of the Forest of Dean
- Clearwell Caves – Explore the incredible natural cave system
- Gloucester Waterways Museum - Learn about the history of the docks and the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.
BBC Bitesize - KS1 Geography
BBC Bitesize - KS2 Geography
The National Geographic Kids website also has lots of information about a range of human and physical geographical features.
Online games can also be a great way to learn. World Geography Games has a range of games to help your child improve their geographical knowledge.