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Definition of geography: 'National Geographic'

‘The study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it. They also examine how human culture interacts with the natural environment, and the way that locations and places can have an impact on people. Geography seeks to understand where things are found, why they are there, and how they develop and change over time.’


At Ireby, our geography curriculum supports children to develop a deep understanding of geography, to be a geographer and to help gain a deeper understanding which connects them emotionally to their world.

It starts in our EYFS by developing children's

knowledge of the world immediately around them.


In Key Stage 1 and 2 we then develop their

understanding of the United Kingdom before

exploring countries and concepts beyond their



By the end of Key Stage 2, we seek to deepen

our children's understanding of the interaction

between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments, how they interconnect and change over time. Studies also become more comparative.

We value fieldwork and first-hand experiences. Using our minibus we have access to our wonderful locality. We can study rivers from source to mouth, mountains and coastlines by walking on them. We also meet with the people who manage our environment (such as the National Trust Rangers) and learn about the importance of their work.


Throughout our work, we always make connections with our school vision, 'Created to do Good' Ephesians 2:10.

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