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Key Stage 2 Geography
We want the children in KS2 to develop their knowledge of people and places and to understand the physical, social and economic forces which shape those places and the lifestyles of the people who live there.
Our geographical studies cover the local environment around Mesaieed and issues of immediate relevance to the area. The children then extend their knowledge of the physical and human features of the wider world. They use a wide variety of sources, including maps, the internet, Geographic Information Systems, and photos to establish the location of countries, cities, mountain ranges, rivers and seas or oceans. Children are also introduced to the economic and environmental factors which affect development and sustainability. We use a variety of teaching methods including an ‘enquiry’ based approach to learning which enables the children to explore geographical questions as independent researchers. The children are encouraged to make links across the curriculum, and use skills learned in English, History, ICT, Mathematics and Science to further their learning. Field trips are also an important means of connecting the children with their locality.