Geography at Stockbridge is alive with conversations that allow children to develop their confidence with subject specific vocabulary. We aim to inspire children to enquire about the world in which they live and set alight a flame of curiosity and fascination about the similarities and differences between Stockbridge, their area of Hampshire, the United Kingdom and the wider world. We practise skills that give children the capacity to independently collect, analyse and interpret information in order to learn from maps, globes, graphs, photos, GIS systems, fieldwork data, people and more in order to make sense of the interconnections and patterns that exist.
Our topics fully support the understanding of key physical and human processes and the formation of landscapes and environments. We aim to enrich our curriculum as much as possible by immersing children in first hand experiences and quality sources of information. Their knowledge and application of skills progresses through the school from a simple interactions with the physical world and their community to a deep understanding of the local area and beyond to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America. This will include the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features.