We try to link our work to the real world around us and we like to take the children on educational visits - sometimes just around the grounds of school, intoHereford, to Weston-Super-Mare,QueenswoodCountryParkandBristol.
Children need to have opportunities to investigate the physical and human features of the area in which they live and then to develop an awareness beyond the locality. This can be achieved through their studies in Geography. They need to experience a variety of Geographical terms, and to undertake from an early age various field-study visits beginning in the school grounds. At Little Dewchurch this usually culminates with Year 5 & 6 being able to attend residential visits in their final years.
Throughout their school life the children should have opportunities to investigate their environment and to express opinions. They need to be able to contrast a locality elsewhere as a comparison. We teach them about places abroad but they can certainly contrast the areas of their educational visits. By the end of KS2 the children will have experienced and developed the ability to recognise patterns in community developments and settlements, they will be able to analyse evidence, draw conclusions, use appropriate vocabulary, make plans and discuss physical and human features. They will also have been taught about rivers, settlements, environment changes and the weather.