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Geography

At Shirley Heath, Geography aims to ensure all children will have an understanding of the wider world, people, places and the environment. Children have the opportunity to investigate diverse places, people, and environments at different scales in the U.K and abroad, allowing them to make links between different places in the world. They carry out geographical enquiry inside and outside the classroom through fieldwork activities, asking geographical questions and using geographical skills including interpreting maps, atlases, globes, aerial photographs, diagrams and digital computer mapping. Pupils study a range of case studies including the local area, Europe and America. There are also a range of human and physical geographical elements taught, for example, settlements and land use, economic activity and trade links, distribution of world resources, volcanoes and earthquakes and climate zones.

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