Manor’s geography curriculum is issue-based, providing the children with experiences and skills to make sense of the world around them. It encourages them to be curious and open-minded, challenging their view of the world. It equips them with knowledge, skills and vocabulary of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. It encourages and prepares them to actively participate and take action, as responsible global citizens, in making their own communities, and the wider world, equitable and more sustainable. The school threads are interwoven through these units of work.
Geography is the study that teaches an understanding of places and environments whilst inspiring them to be curious and fascinated about the world and its people. Through their work at Manor Primary School, children learn about their local area and compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Our children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures, recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind and become enthused and excited about the planet they live on. Lessons focus on skill based teaching.