Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes that shape them, and the people who live them.  At Wellesley we teach geography through a range of Creative Curriculum projects and topics; the children study their local area, parts of the South-West, and localities in the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world.  Geography helps children to gain a greater understanding of the ways of life and cultures of people in other places.  It develops their knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, and understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom.

Geography provides the children with opportunities to investigate issues about the environment and sustainable development, it is also an important link between the natural and social sciences.  As pupils study geography then encounter different societies and cultures, this helps them realise how nations rely on and support each other.  We hope that it inpires children to think about their own place in the world, their values and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.

Year 1

Local Study

Year 2

Oceans & Continents
Local Study - Reading Maps

Year 3

Maps & Atlases
Change over time
Rivers & Mountains
The Water Cycle
Time Zones
Land Use

Year 4

Mountains, Rivers, Oceans & Cities of the UK & World
Comparison of Yate with a contrasting UK area

Year 5

Impact of human activity
Comparison of Yate with the developing world
Use a range of sources
Digital Technologies

Year 6

Comparison of Yate with a developing country