"The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our word, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."
Our aim in geography is to help our children understand their world, its people, places and culture, so they become confident global citizens. To become nation builders, our children need to understand from an early age who they are and where they belong.
We are passionate about who we are and where we live. More than 30 nationalities are represented in our community in this corner of West Leeds, two miles from the city centre and overlooking the rich industrial landscape Kirkstall Valley, the River Aire, and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
In Key Stage 1, our children begin to develop their knowledge of their locality, the United Kingdom and the world, supported by trips to the city centre and further afield.
In Key Stage 2, they expand their knowledge of human and physical geography. They develop geographical skills and field work that culminates in a topic of work built around the year 6 residential to Howtean Gorge in Niderdale.