Barton Moss believes that studying Geography equips young children with the knowledge of the world around them, stimulating an interest in places, people and the wider environment.
The aims and objectives of teaching Geography:
- To acquaint the pupils with the living conditions of people in different parts of the globe
- To enable the pupils to acquire a knowledge of natural resources
- To develop in pupils an understanding of how environment and climatic factors have influenced our life
At Barton Moss Geography helps us make sense of the world around us, its hands on, relevant and fun. Geography is a broad and balanced academic subject which opens up opinions for you in the future. Children see Geography everyday as they learn to make sense of the world around them.
The 3 types of Geography we teach are:
Physical Geography – Nature and the effect on people and the environment
Human Geography- Concerned with people
Environmental Geography – How people can help and protect the environment
Providing essential skills and knowledge is important to build upon with children’s learning and helps them prepare:
- A focus on the sense of awe and wonder
- Enhance a sense of responsibility of the world
- Develop enquiry skills for all pupils to ask and answer relevant questions
- Explore values and different attitudes within our country and world wide
- Provide an interest in our surroundings helping children take responsibility for the care of the earth and people
- Provides pupils to study different places, cultures and environments
A huge focus at Barton Moss in Geography is Mapping, maps present information about the world by showing sizes and shapes of the countries, location of features and distances between places. Here are some maps we have just had displayed within school for the pupils to use as a tool for their learning.
At Barton Moss in lessons we aim to use:
- Exposition and modelling
- Effective questioning
- Group discussions
- Whole-class discussions
- Active learningand creativity
- Role play and drama
Why is it important to teach Geography?
Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and the environment. Geography seeks to understand where things are found, why they are there and how they develop over time. Geography helps us understand the basic physical system that effects everyday life.