Geography is not simply being able to name countries and point to them on a map. Geography is the understanding of both the physical and the human world. The rich complexity of how everything and everyone on the planet are linked together.
At St Agatha’s we provide every child with the opportunity to develop their geographical skills, knowledge and enquiry through a rich and engaging curriculum. We encourage our children to explore and question the world around them and develop their curiosity. We provide them with the skills and knowledge they need to understand the world.
Here are a few interactive resources to help your child develop their knowledge of geography. Does your child enjoy Minecraft? If you own a copy of Minecraft you might consider installing this file made in collaboration with Ordnance Survey which turns the world of Minecraft into a map of the British Isles. https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/innovate/developers/minecraft-map-britain.html
Below is a link to the Ordnance survey’s Map Zone where children can learn about mapping through fun games and activities.
You can get an Ordnance Survey overlay when using Bing Maps.
Visit Old Maps Online and see what your local area looked like many years ago.