'In the beginning God created the heavens and the Earth.'
'The mountains rose, the valleys sank down to the place that you appointed for them.'
At St Marys we believe that Geography honours God as it is important to learn and understand God's creation. When we learn about the world and its inhabitants, we appreciate God's creation.
We follow the cornerstones curriculum, which explores Geography through creative cross curricular topics. Children are given opportunities to learn about Geography using a range of resources, such as; maps, field work and research on computers.
At St Mary's we also have opportunities to learn about Geography on school trips. Year 5 went to Walmer castle and had talks by gardeners to learn about different crops that are grow in Kent. When they returned to school they developed their learning by comparing these crops with those grown around the world. This enabled them to explore aspects of physical and human geography linked to their wider topic of Allotments.
"Sarah (the gardener) helped us learn about allotments by telling us about the food and flowers she grows," said Tara.