Beyond the classroom
Fieldwork is thoroughly embedded within the geography curriculum. The extensive grounds here are excellent for outdoor learning and we get out whenever we can across the whole school to see geography in action including observing the physical and human features of the school, mapping exercises, weather and climate fieldwork and studying microclimates.
Our location, between the South Downs and Chichester Harbour, creates many local opportunities for investigating geography. Our fieldwork includes studying river features of the River Arun, comparing land uses from Chichester city centre to The Trundle at Goodwood, coastal deposition at West Wittering and long shore drift and coastal erosion at Seven Sisters Country Park at Cuckmere Haven.
We take the children further afield to study physical geography on the Isle of Wight and human geography at the Olympic Park in London. In addition, we run a four-day optional field trip to Iceland.
I am passionate about enthusing the children in the captivating subject of geography. This involves giving the children the skills and understanding of the interaction between physical and human geographical issues, so that they are able to make key decision for the future of our planet and its people.
My role involves ensuring that throughout the school geography is taught with the same passion to give the children a better understanding of the world around them. In order to do this we try to get the children out of the classroom as much as possible!