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Geography at Holywell


In Geography, children develop their knowledge of people and places to understand the physical, social and economic forces which shape those places and the lifestyles of the people who live there.


We study local areas, their issues and extend these studies into the wider world. The children learn to use maps to locate cities, countries, mountain ranges, rivers, seas and oceans. They use atlases, photos and the internet to explore the environment and economics of those countries which they study. They then use the skills they have developed in literacy, numeracy and Computing to report and record their findings.


Offering opportunities for our children to think geographically offers a powerful way of seeing the world and helps them to make connections.  To think geographically, they need knowledge, understanding and skills to utilise the information they gather during enquiry.    Our three main concepts when considering our Geography Curriculum are:


  •  Space - the location of points, features or regions in absolute and /or relative terms and the relationships, flows   and patterns that connect and / or define them.
  • Place - a construct that is defined in terms of what it is like, what happens there and how and why it is changing.
  • Scale - the 'zoom lens' that enables us to view places from global to local levels.


Click on the image below to play some geography games