The Subject Leader is Miss. Cori Priest supported by Miss. Sophie Vasiljevic.
At Fairhaven we feel it is essential to nurture and encourage that natural curiosity, to mould and direct it to turn the children into inquisitive, questioning learners who look closely at the world around them and begin to be able to interpret what they see. Our vision for Geography at Fairhaven is to ensure that children develop a fascination and interest about their surrounding world, focusing upon the Earth’s features and understanding that they are constructed, related and change over time. we aim to develop the contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes. It is our responsibility to instil pupils with the knowledge of different places, people, resources and natural and human environments in order to broaden their understanding of Earth’s key physical and human processes.
Geography at Fairhaven
Everyone is a Geographer: we all use maps, plans and diagrams to find our way. Therefore it is important to develop geographical skills for every day life.
At Fairhaven our curriculum is organised across a two-year rolling cycle. As such, it is constantly evolving. However, what is constant is the Geography around us as a school and how it enriches our curriculum. We believe that, where possible, our curriculum should reflect local Geography and use our surroundings to teach (or at least begin to teach) these skills.
Overview of learning
Here at Fairhaven, we are in the process of re-planning our foundation subjects in order to improve our curriculum even further. We have put together a new whole school overview of the subjects that will be taught in Geography, following our teaching of the new curriculum content. Children have begun their updated cycles of learning as of Summer Term 2022. We cannot wait to continue embedding our new learning into our teaching and we hope that the children enjoy studying our improved units of Geography. Please find the overview below.
Examples of children's work
Year 1 and 2