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Our learning of Geography is achieved through the vehicle of 'Mantle of the Expert', a creative and stimulating approach which enables children, through their natural propensity for imaginative role play, to understand how physical processes have shaped our planet over time and affected the growth and development of humanity. Please see the Mantle of the Expert section for examples of children learning, and teaching each other about, Geography. 

Geography in Early Years


At Our Lady of Hartley, the children are introduced to the seasons through the context of how Christmas is celebrated around the world. We start to think about environments and how to protect them through our Eco Hero topic. We begin to look at the differences between countries by exploring the countries of Great Britain and Ireland followed by France and Italy.

Cross-curricular links to geography.


Each Geography unit incorporates many cross curricular links with Maths, Literacy, History, Science, Art, and PHSE to name a few.


We recognise and value the importance of cross curricular learning, drama and experiments in Geography teaching and learning, and we regard this as an important way of stimulating interest in the Earth and its people.


History is an integral part of Geography as the ways of life and cultures of people in other places are central to children gaining a deeper understanding of their role in society. Many of the tasks our children tackle in Geography lessons draw upon this understanding.