“Geography is the study of Earth’s landscapes, peoples, places and environments. It is, quite simply, about the world in which we live.” Royal Geographical Society
Welcome to the Mowden Hall Geography Department. In Geography, the emphasis is placed on pupils developing an understanding of the world around us and using the skills of research, investigation and analysis.
Children learn about the local area in order to compare and contrast their environment and lives to other regions in the UK and the rest of the world, such as in India.
Human and Physical aspects of the world are considered and the children look at the importance of sustainable development and environmental problems from local to global scales. This is achieved through the use of a variety of teaching resources, including ICT, which is encouraged for research and to enhance the presentation of data. The curriculum is enhanced by fieldwork visits, such as the measuring of Longshore Drift on a beach, looking at the Sphere of Influence of a village and studying river meanders in Northumberland. Other fieldwork takes place on site.
Pupils develop a knowledge of places and environments, the ability to read and interpret maps and understand current issues affecting people and the environment. Lessons aim to develop the geographical skills of questioning, observing, recording and comparing.