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. 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.
Examples of children's work
Year 1 and 2