Geography helps children to understand the physical world, such as land, air, water, and ecology. It also helps them to understand human environments, such as societies and communities. It helps them make sense of the world around them and beyond.
The areas of Geography we investigate at Great Marsden have been selected from the National Curriculum with an eye to developing our children's understanding of their place in the wider world. Our children find out about their local area in Year 1 and then broaden their understanding of where their home town sits in the UK, Europe and the world. They have opportunities to contrast their locality with others around the globe. In the river study, we link it to the river Calder which flows through Burnley.
We have tried to ensure that the diet we offer is robust, enabling the children to learn the who, what, where, when and how of geographical understanding by developing sound procedural knowledge.
The curriculum provides children with opportunities to reflect upon both human and physical features and to evaluate the impact humanity has upon our planet.
We want our children to be reflective, inquisitive learners who are hopefully inspired to be excellent global citizens.