At Smallwood Primary School, the purpose of Geography is to ensure that all pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of places and geographical processes, within the United Kingdom and around the world.
The children learn to use maps to locate cities, countries, mountain ranges, rivers, seas and oceans. They use atlases, photos and the internet to explore the environment and economics of those countries which they study. They then use the skills they have developed in literacy, numeracy and ICT to report and record their findings. Geography also enables them to recognize the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind. Geography is taught as part of a cross-curricular themed approach.