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at West Didsbury CE Primary School

“The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together." - Barack Obama

Learning in geography is relevant and purposeful: important global and local issues are highlighted, and we encourage our pupils to take action, becoming a force for good in society. Our Eco Committee are a shining example of this. They have led the way in reducing the school’s carbon footprint and protecting our local environment through their regular litter picks. Follow the link below to learn more about our Eco Committee and their current projects. 

A clearly mapped journey, starting in Early Years

Geography is taught once a week in alternate half terms with history. Our curriculum is bespoke to our children, school and local area, drawing on the best resources that our locality has to offer. Geography is taught from Reception (as part of the 'Understanding the World' strand of the EYFS framework) through to Year 6. Our termly topics are based around either a historical or geographic line of enquiry; these topics have been chosen and sequenced carefully so skills are revisited and knowledge sticks. Geography is taught as a separate discipline in specific geography lessons but where appropriate, we reinforce learning through strong cross-curricular links. For example, when ‘Earth and Space’ is taught as part of the Year 5 science curriculum, children will learn about time zones in geography.


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