At Linton Heights, geography is taught mainly through topic work (please see individual Year group pages for more details). The skills children learn throughout their time at Linton are divided into the following six sections: locational knowledge; place knowledge; human geography; physical geography; geographical skills and fieldwork.
A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. As part of CHET (Chilford Hundred Educational Trust), we are free at Linton Heights to move away from the National Curriculum and teach geography in a way we feel really engages children. By teaching geography through the different topics, often using an enquiry led approach, children gain geographical understanding in context; for example in Year 3 when learning about the Anglo-Saxons the children will try to find an answer to the questions 'Where did the Anglo-Saxons come from?' and 'Why did they settle where they did?' Through this, children will learn about land use and settlement in a meaningful context.
As with history, there are often many enrichment activities like trips, visitor or special days associated with topic work which further helps children to embed their geographical knowledge. In 2018, the whole school enjoyed the first 'Commonwealth Day' at school which gave everyone a chance to learn lots about the Commonwealth countries and have lots of fun throughout the day.