The world is an exciting and fascinating place for inquisitive children. The aim of our Geography teaching at Blundell’s Preparatory School is to bring this world to life, in every sense, for each and every one of our pupils.
We are extremely fortunate to be geographically placed in an exceptionally beautiful and varied part of the world. Our school is immediately surrounded by green fields, woods and rivers, we are also within very close proximity to towns, a city, a historical canal and a great many more interesting places to visit, as well as the huge resource of neighbouring Exmoor.
Learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom to provide children with extensive opportunities to use geographical skills and resources such as maps, atlases, aerial photographs and ICT, to answer their many questions. We incorporate many school trips into our geography teaching such as ‘Out and About in Tiverton’, river field studies, local farm visits, guided walks on Exmoor, pond dipping on the canal, exploring Coasts and Coastlines, the effect that traffic has on out environment, as well as tremendous cross curricular links with our Outdoor Learning Programme as well as exciting residential trips in the Summer Term.
We encourage all of our children to question, investigate, debate and explore in a world where conservation, environmental and economic issues are a relevant part of their everyday life. Our lessons explore the relationship between the earth and its peoples through carefully monitored progression and structure.
Learning through Geography helps us all to be more socially and environmentally sensitive, informed and responsible citizens.