'Geography is not merely the ability to memorise the names of places and locate their position on the earth's surface, but also consists of concepts and skills which relate to physical and environmental issues and the interactions between them.'
(The text is based upon an extract from 'The Really Practical Guide to Primary Geography' by Marcia Foley and Jan Janikoun.)
Pupils in Junior House and Year 3 are taught Geography by their form teacher. The topics currently studied in Year 3 are the United Kingdom and the local area of Beaconsfield, the Arctic and Antarctic and Mapwork. In Junior House, Geography is incorporated into topic work in Years 1 and 2 and it is included in Knowledge and Understanding of the World in Nursery and Reception.
The girls study a range of topics, including India and The Netherlands in Year 4, the British Isles, Weather and Rivers in Year 5 and Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Climatic Regions in Year 6. We are often able to draw on topical information in the news - for example, hurricanes, flooding and earthquakes, adding to the work carried out in class. We believe it is important to enrich classroom studies with a variety of educational trips. Current visits include Mop End Field Centre in Amersham, Kew Gardens and the Living Rainforest near Newbury.