The emphasis in Geography at Barnardiston is very much based on learning through discovery, rather than instruction. The children are encouraged to build and learn upon their experiences and become increasingly capable in geographical enquiry throughout their years at the school. This helps them to discover more about the local area while studying a wide range of places and themes, ultimately understanding more about their place in the world today.
Fieldwork is an essential and exciting part of the subject. Fieldwork trips to local river and coastal sites.
Geography develops children's understanding of physical and human landscapes and introduces them to different societies and cultures, enhancing awareness of global independence. It provides excellent opportunities for language development, supports numeracy and fundamentally encourages the use of ICT. Geography at Barnardiston gives pupils of all abilities an opportunity to develop as citizens and with a clear understanding of other cultures.