Geography teaches an understanding of the world around us. Through their work in geography, children learn about their local area and compare their life in this area with that in other regions of the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. At St Mary’s, our aim is to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and the people within it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and develop a better understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes and features. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, we aim for the children to gain an appreciation of life in other cultures.