“The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”
Geography at Hillside aims to encourage interest in and understanding of the world around us. We want to give children an understanding of various locations around the world, the different human and physical features around us and the people that inhabit our world.
This is achieved through a range of learning opportunities and experiences delivered through an enquiry approach as a curriculum driver. Children learn key knowledge and are encouraged to develop the skills of a geographer such as using maps and carrying out fieldwork.
A year 6 geographer can:
- Describe at least 2 different locations around the UK and the world.
- Describe what human and physical features are and give some examples.
- Explain how we use maps, atlases and globes to locate seas, continents, countries and other places.