Our geography curriculum provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved. Our study of geography explores the relationship between the Earth and its people. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, it is taught as part of cross-curricular topics; from Year 1, geography is taught as a discrete subject.
Geography lessons stimulate curiosity and imagination by developing geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through studying places and themes. We study local areas and current 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, photography and the internet to explore the environment and economics of those countries which they study. The girls in Year 6 spend a week in Flatford Mill where they are able to use many of the skills they have been taught throughout their years at Harvington.