Geography at Connaught Junior School is a key focus of many of our creative curriculum topics. It promotes conversation about the planet and allows the children to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and be able to care for our Earth. In the current world that we live in, it is vital that children learn to develop their understanding and respect towards other people and cultures as well as develop an understanding of how their day to day lives can impact upon the environment. At Connaught Junior School, we believe that providing children with a clear insight into current geographical events can really bring the subject of geography to life and develop a lifelong passion for the subject. In order to implement this and ensure that our pupils improve every day, we will ensure that children are given the opportunity for hands on experience with a number of geographical resources, which will incorporate map reading skills, as well as referring to current environmental impacts of human activity on the world. Now more than ever, the geography of the world is being brought to the forefront of everybody’s minds and is therefore a key area of focus within our school. The progression of geography through the year groups is tailored to suit children of all abilities and builds upon their prior knowledge by making links to previously learnt topics which allows the children to develop and deepen their understanding of geographical concepts.
"I enjoyed labelling different countries on our maps and using the atlas to find the different places!"
"It was interested to learn about the different climates in China as they had loads of different temperatures in one country - we don't have that in our country!"
"I love geography because I like to learn about the world. Our Rivers and Mountains topic has really got me interested about the Earth on which we live"
"I enjoy geography because we learn lots of cool things about our planet and we have fun at the same time."
"I think geography is really fun because I love to know what else is going on in the world."