'Geography underpins a lifelong “conversation” about the earth as the home of humankind.’ Geography Association
Geography is a key that opens children’s eyes and minds to the various environments we live within and cultures with which we share our planet. To achieve this fully, Geography lessons must link together within a broad framework and geographical strands be woven through the entire curriculum by, for example, exploring the cultural context of a book being studied, locating and linking historical events, and comparing different life experiences with their own. It is through this continual weaving that a true ‘carpet’ of geographical knowledge and understanding is developed. From this, a true understanding of humanity’s place in the natural environment and respect of other cultures can be stimulated, discovered and developed. This is consolidated by school-link schemes and field trips, the latter of which are used as prime occasions to practice key geographical skills such as using an Ordnance Survey map.