As a wider curriculum subject, geography is taught using a thematic approach. Children are inspired to build up their knowledge and skills each year through practical activities and discussion – recorded in a range of ways. Our hands-on approach includes fieldwork, developing observational skills, map work – including digital – and using compasses. Pupils enjoy effective educational visits, whilst also being able to expand their understanding of natural geography within the school grounds and nearby woods. Children are encouraged to recognise topographical features, compare climates and biomes, recall world geographical vocabulary and appreciate aspects of human geography, including settlement and land use, and economic activity such as trade links.