Geography

Geography at Southridge:
 

A high-quality Geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.’

 
We have an enquiry based approach to Geography at Southridge. We are developing Geographers who ask questions, find things out, explore their local area, the Uk and the wider world.
 
Our children will:
  • Develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes

  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time

  • Develop competent geographical skills needed to:

    - collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes

    - interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

    - communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length

 Our children

  • Investigating real places and themes across a widening range of scales.

  • Developing a knowledge and understanding of physical, and environmental Geography and the patterns and processes at work in them.

  • Undertaking geographical enquiry, applying skills and techniques, collecting and analysing evidence, drawing conclusions and communicating findings in a variety of ways e.g. questionnaires, graphs, tables, databases etc

  • Using maps at various scales and plans, fieldwork, instruments. I.C.T. and other sources of evidence such as photographs, newspapers and visitors to inform their work. 

Children will work in small groups, paired activities and individually