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Geography

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.

Aims of the Geography department

  • To encounter different societies and cultures.
  • To help children realise how nations rely on each other.
  • To encourage children to think about their own place in the world, their values and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
  • To stimulate and answer questions about the natural and human world, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives.
  • To create a sense of awe and wonder about the world they live in.
  • To develop knowledge of places and environments throughout the world including understanding of maps.
  • To assist with a range of investigative and problem solving skills both inside and outside of the classroom.

The curriculum is enhanced by local trips to museums, rivers and the nearby towns and villages.

Latest News

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Blundell's Prep Shortlisted for Tes Schools Awards 2023

Blundell's Prep Shortlisted for Tes Schools Awards 2023

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New Director of Rugby Tony Yapp

Blundell’s School announces new Director of Rugby Tony Yapp

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Netball Success!

Congratulations to our Prep teams who have had a fantastic season on the Netball courts.

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Outdoor learning programme recognised in The Week Magazine

Outdoor learning programme recognised in The Week Magazine

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The Educational Quality inspection reports Blundell's Prep as EXCELLENT

The Educational Quality inspection reports on the quality of the school’s work. It focuses on the two key outcomes: - The achievement of the pupils, including their academic development, and - The personal development of the pupils. In both, the school was graded as EXCELLENT, the highest grade that may be awarded.

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Blundell’s School announces new Director of Cricket Dean Headley

Blundell’s School announces new Director of Cricket Dean Headley

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Community Links

Blundell’s provide support to local community

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Blundell's School One Day Event 2022

This year’s Blundell’s One Day Event took place once again at the stunning Pontispool Equestrian Centre, near Taunton.

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Sensory Storytime

Our Head of Pre-Prep, Mrs Clifford, hosts a sell out community event at Tiverton Library

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