Geography at Milford Junior School

"Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me, Geography is a great adventure with a purpose."

Michael Palin

At Milford, geography is an integral part of our curriculum, providing all children with the opportunity to explore and appreciate the world around them. During their time at Milford, it is important that the children enjoy learning about geography, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also through a variety of fieldwork opportunities and educational visits.  

Our teaching aims to instil both a love of learning geography and a keen inquisitiveness to discover more about our local area and the wider world beyond it. Through the key units, the children will explore a range of places and will be introduced to important geographical processes like landscape formations. They will also study the human side of geography and how it helps to shape the world around them. Each lesson, children will build their confidence in using key geographical terminology whilst utilising a variety of resources such as digital mapping, atlases, and aerial photographs to support them.  

Alongside the key units, the children will have opportunities to explore locations in greater depth through focused case-studies, learning about the natural and man-made features as well as the cultural differences. It is essential that the children have the chance to make comparisons between each case-study and their immediate environment. In doing so, the children will develop a greater understanding of their place within the world and a growing awareness of their individual impact upon it.

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Our World

Where does our food come from?

South American Study

What is it like in the rainforests of South America?

Countries in Europe

What is it like to live in different countries in Europe?

Mountains, rivers and coasts

How are mountains, rivers and coastlines formed?

Natural Disasters

What are natural disasters and how do they affect our world?

Local Study

Why have there been so many new housing developments in Yeovil, in recent times?

Economics and trade

How do trade and economics affect Britain?

Our World

What is the impact of everyday life on our world?