Through each new topic, opportunities are planned to enable children to acquire the age-appropriate skills and knowledge relating to:
- location – understanding and using maps and globes
- place knowledge
- human and physical geography
- geographical skills and fieldwork
Educational trips and technology are also used to engage children by supporting and deepening their understanding of the topics they study.
Using our local area
Grinling Gibbons is also part of the Creekside Network which is a local nature reserve. Children visit the site regularly to take part in practical activities such as pond-dipping and low-tide walks where there are always expert volunteers on hand to assist them with their learning. We also try to make full use of any free access to resources they may have, such as their collection of artefacts discovered locally in the river.