Geography is all about developing our knowledge about the world around us. At Nelson Mandela School our aim is to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of the area local to them, the country that they live in and the world as a whole. We work hard to support the children’s knowledge and understanding of places by taking them out of the classroom to learn in ‘real life’ environments linked to the topics being taught wherever possible. They learn geographical vocabulary related to both human features (buildings, landmarks) and physical features (rivers, mountains, seas) of the world around them and learn geographical skills to enhance their location awareness and place knowledge. Our hope is to give the children a real passion for knowledge about the world that they live in. We also want them to become responsible, sustainable citizens and so promote an ethos of taking care of the world around us by saving energy and protecting our valuable resources wherever we can in the curriculum.