Living in a globalised world, an understanding of human and physical processes is vital in comprehending complex and interdependent systems. Beginning at a local scale we explore the immediate area, city and county. We also discover the different parts of the British Isles and compare contrasting localities; deserts and polar regions, cities and country.
Barnaby Bear is a character who regularly enables children to explore new locations from his travels and holidays.
Physical features that our pupils learn about focus upon coastal processes (beach creation and cliff erosion), rivers from mountain to sea, volcanoes and earthquakes. Mapping skills are taught progressing to a clear overview of Ordnance Survey mapping symbols, grid references including 4 figure and 6 figure locations for many pupils.
In order to develop geographical skills, we visit the Lugg Meadows flood plain, the school grounds, Tupsley, central Hereford, a seaside resort, coast lands and the Malvern Hills. We are also twinned with a school in Uganda that enables us to highlight and contrast the two locations and lifestyles.