At Middle Park view Geography as much more than just a subject. Instead we view Geography as an integral part of the curriculum which teaches children about the earth’s landscapes, people, places and environment. Ultimately it teaches children about the world we live in; forming an essential part of the knowledge they need to become effective global citizens.
We encourage active and meaningful learning experiences where children ask questions and reflect upon what they have found out. We value field work as an important part of the Geography curriculum. Fieldwork takes the form of many different experiences here at Middle Park, and our children take part in residential visits and class trips to maximize their learning opportunities. Our children also make links between curriculum subjects and take part in and enjoy our planned international days celebrating different cultures and nationalities. In doing so, they develop an increased understanding of what it means to live in such a diverse and culturally rich society.
We believe that high quality Geography should inspire children to wonder and enquire about their environment, as well as focus on broadening their geographical knowledge and skills. Through their work in Geography children learn about the local area, and compare and contrast near and distant places. They learn to draw and interpret maps, and develop the skills of research, investigation and problem solving when learning about how and why things happen. We believe this develops vital enquiry skills, many of which can be transferred across different subjects in the curriculum.