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.
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.