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Geography at The Hayes is an opportunity to develop a curiosity and fascination for the world around them and appreciation of life in other cultures by increasing their understanding of it. Pupils become engaged and develop key skills such as: research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving alongside basic knowledge which includes the names of the seas and continents, and how the landscape is formed, to skills such as map reading and understanding directions.
It is also an active study of our planet, encompassing everything from understanding the Earth’s fragile environment, the effect that people have on that environment, to how both animals and humans survive challenging climates and places. Our aim is to ensure that our children have a solid understanding of the facts, skills and issues they will need to make them keen and able geographers.
Our locality and the geography that surrounds the school is interwoven throughout the curriculum in both Key Stages. Throughout their time at The Hayes, children will be immersed in local and locational fieldwork which includes focussing on human and physical geographical features.
It is also gives time for children to learn about their impact, both positive and negative, on the environment. We hope that this will instil a desire to protect and preserve our world now and, in the future, and develop their global citizenship.
We use Odizzi,
an online, resource that provides high-quality primary geography resources that teachers use to support their planning and delivery of the subject. In this way, we can ensure that we aim to help specialist and non-specialist teachers deliver great lessons.

How Geography is taught throughout the school (Curriculum Mapping)

Geography skills and knowledge progression and overview

Geography Learning

Some examples of Geography trips: 

*Local environmental wellie walk and finding our way.
*Visit to The Natural History Museum to learn about Volcanoes.

*Residential field trip to Carroty Wood- including orienteering, using compasses and map skills.   
*Residential field trip to the Isle of Wight- including using fieldwork to study, measure and record the human and physical features in the area.