PREP SCHOOL

Geography

 
Geography in the Prep department covers a wide variety of topics key to the world we live in, underpinned by core skills required to enjoy the subject.
 
Care is taken to provide a balanced programme of physical, human and environmental Geography topics.
 
Geography is taught by subject specialist teachers for 3 periods per week throughout the Prep department.
 
  • Skills based learning which develops mapping techniques, a knowledge of the world through the use of atlases and maps, as well as fieldwork techniques are studied throughout the four years in the Prep department.
  • Pupils experience a number of trips and fieldwork opportunities including a River Study and Environmental Pollution Survey.
  • In Prep 3 (Year 5) all boys are offered the opportunity to take part in the 4 Day residential expedition to the Lake District. Prep 3 (Year 5) pupils also work towards the Environmental and Conservation based John Muir Discovery Award.
     
The Geography Curriculum Plan below maps out what topics are studied in each year group:
 
  Christmas Term Easter Term Summer Term
Prep 1
(Year 3)
Our local area
Weather
Atlas work / Contrasting UK Locality
Prep 2
(Year 4)
Rivers
 
Contrasting World
Locality - Mexico
Atlaswork / Mapwork
Prep 3
(Year 5)
Mapwork / Settlement
Mapwork / Settlement
Lake District Place Study
Prep 4
(Year 6)
Mountains
 Coasts
 
Environmental Change

Children's Hospital Charity

EcoSchools

GSGS
GSGS

hmc

iaps

ISC