What is Geography?

Geography is the study of ‘places.’ It includes the study of human and physical features and processes which shape locations and the people who live in them. It is not limited to learning about countries and what the climate is like. Skills developed through Geography help pupils to make sense of their surroundings and the wider world.

At Keevil Academy, we teach Geography in a creative way, making links many other areas of the curriculum. In the Foundation Stage and KS1, children have lots of exposure to the outdoors, by local walks, trips and discussion about familiar events, such as visiting the seaside. This allows familiarity with the local area and beyond, and begins to develop their Geographical vocabulary. In KS2 children build upon this firm foundation by beginning to study places further afield, both at home and overseas. They gain opportunities to understand the importance of both human and physical factors in Geography. In all key stages, there are many trips built into to the curriculum, and much of our work is supported by our mapping resource, Digimap."