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Geography at Llysfaen Primary School

Geography at Llysfaen is Fun! Geography aims to stimulate and develop the children’s interest in and foster a sense of wonder about the wonderful world they live in. Geography teaches an understanding of places, environments and processes and we strive to provoke and answer the children’s questions about the natural and human worlds.

Through exploring their local area, other welsh localities (e.g. Lisvane, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff City centre and Pembrokeshire), the UK, the world beyond (e.g. St.Lucia, Botwana) and events in the news the children will enhance their understanding and knowledge of what places are like and how and why they are changing.

Thus, first-hand investigations and practical activities in the classroom and outdoors, including class visits and fieldwork opportunities are a vital part of our Geography curriculum. Through such experiences the children will develop the skills to: gather and make sense of information; draw, interpret and use maps; solve problems; think creatively; analyse, reason and evaluate and share ideas through discussion.

Geography enables children to gain an appreciation of life in other cultures, consider important environmental issues and recognise and understand the importance of being a global and sustainable citizen, particularly in supporting the work of our active Eco committee. Please take a look at the Eco Committee section of our school website to see the fantastic things that we have been up to in our school. 

The fundamental aims of Geography in our school are:
 
  • To promote enjoyment, interest and enthusiasm for geography through asking questions and seeking answers
  • To enable children to gain knowledge and understanding of the location, features and characteristics of places in the world
  • To develop an understanding of patterns and processes in physical and human geography and apply their understanding to places
  • To help develop at an appropriate level a knowledge and understanding of the character and identity of Wales and its relationships with other places
  • To develop children's competence in specific geographical skills
  • To enable children to appreciate environmental problems at a local, regional and global level
  • To encourage children to understand the concept of sustainable development and an appreciation of what global citizenship mean
  • To develop a variety of other skills, including those of enquiry, problem solving, literacy, numeracy, thinking, ICT, investigation and how to present their conclusion in the most appropriate way
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