At Leighton we believe that our children should receive a high-quality geography education that inspires curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We want our pupils to share experiences that they will remember for the rest of their lives and we create many different opportunities to achieve this. From planning orienteering events on our school grounds, to observational activities at the seaside, click on the tabs to find out more!
Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Children have the opportunity to take part in a range of different lessons, some that build upon the knowledge and understanding of a particular topic and others where they are able to apply their learning to real-life situations. Over the years this has seen children, create surveys to ask questions to local residents, use DigiMaps to observe change in the local area and make large 3D models of the water-cycle, which they have then used to help them describe the process to a different year group.
As pupils progress through our school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. Children develop their critical thinking and are encouraged to work collaboratively with others, which we feel has a positive impact on their social development and equips them with the skills needed for later life.