Learning focuses on extending the children’s knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They continue to build on basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.
At the Pre-Prep, children are taught Geography in a cross curricular, creative way both in and outside of lesson time. For instance in summer the whole school performed in a wonderful musical, ‘Eddie the Penguin Saves the World,’ helping to stimulate enquiry about the world and develop a sense of responsibility for the environment. Autumn saw the school celebrate a ‘Harvest Around the World,’ and last Christmas the children staged a spectacular production at the Egg Theatre, Bath, entitled ‘Children of the World.’
Further initiatives include a whole school ‘Water Day’, where pupils and staff from the Senior School Geography department join us for the day to explore the many issues relating to water, including the water cycle and water pollution.
'We encourage our children to explore Geography beyond classroom activity, taking them to local places such as art galleries, museums, parks and churches. We also have weekly Forest School sessions, where we encourage our very young children to explore their outdoor environment and use it as a platform for learning a variety of skills.'
Lyn-Marie Williams, Geography subject leader
In recognition of the excellence of Geography teaching within the School, King Edward’s Pre-Prep was recently awarded the Primary Geography Quality Mark (Silver) by the Geographical Association.