Hello, I am Miss Garrity and I am the subject coordinator for geography.
We believe that Geography should inspire curiosity in children and a fascination about the world and the people around them. Geography helps us learn about environments and places near and far, and the processes that create and affect them. It encourages a holistic appreciation of how the world works and of the interconnections between concepts such as, community, cultural diversity, interdependence and sustainability.
Geography at Hayfield Lane teaches children geographical knowledge, understanding and skills which they apply through our bespoke curriculum. There is a focus on location and place knowledge as well as geographical skills such as using maps, atlases and globes. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography children will gain an appreciation of life in other cultures.
We ensure that there is a cross curricular approach to teaching geography so that it enriches their understanding of, and in, subjects from science and history to art and design. Children will also develop and apply subject specific language which they will build upon year on year and mathematics to enhance and deepen their learning.