Geography

At Thornhill Primary School, we provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills from the moment they enter school in our early years. We inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

We passionately believe that through active engagement in geography, children are enabled to learn not only about the world but also how it works, how it fits together and most importantly how they can make a positive contribution to it.

We know that Geography is an “umbrella subject” as it contextualises and extends the possibilities for developing and applying language and mathematics, and enriches understanding of, and in, other subjects whilst also promoting children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Our teaching focuses on a wide range of locational knowledge, place knowledge and key aspects of human and physical geography. We recognise the importance of teaching Geographical skills and we undertake a variety of fieldwork in our local area.

We endeavour to ensure our pupils leave with a passion to be good citizens and play their part in protecting the planet and its people.