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Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

                                          

Benjamin Franklin

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Geography is a key aspect of the ‘Knowledge and Understanding of the World’ strand of Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. It is a foundation subject in the National Curriculum (Key Stages 1 – 2).

 

The areas covered by Keyham Barton’s Geography curriculum:

  • Location knowledge
  • Place knowledge
  • Physical and human geography
  • Geographical skills and fieldwork

 

At Keyham Barton, Geography is further enhanced by a range of international activities in other subjects such as literacy and history. Keyham Barton has achieved the British Council Full International School Award as a result of our successful links with schools in New Zealand, France and The Gambia.

 

We are currently developing a brand new link with a school in Uganda as part of the Food For Thought project and Mrs Derrick will soon be visiting Uganda to meet our new friends. We will be learning collaboratively about how food is grown and trying to grow our own vegetables in our allotment.

 

Children are given the opportunity to explore the geographical world around them by a visiting the local area and by undertaking a range of focused field trips. Geographical objectives are met through a cross-curricular, thematic approach where learning is organised into Topics, taught over several weeks.

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