Synergy Multi-Academy Trust comprises ten Norfolk schools serving children between the ages of 2 and 18. Our schools work collaboratively together to raise standards and provide education of the highest possible standard, offering the best of opportunities for pupils. The Trust was initially established in 2015. We believe that all of our schools have strengths and areas to develop, and that all can improve through sharing expertise and wisdom. The Trust understands that there will be excellent practice in each school, and that every school will be able to contribute to the development of the Trust as a whole.
Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments – our pupils love to find out about the world around them.
Children have the opportunity to explore the local area using fieldwork and compass skills; they will consider how their lives compare with that in other regions of the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. Key geographical knowledge will be developed, with a focus on learning the continents, five oceans and capital cities. They learn how to draw and interpret maps (at Key Stage 1 this is also developed through our Forest Schools work) and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world around them; it enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind.
We realise the value of children experiencing things first hand, which is why we make sure every child has the opportunity to undertake a field study or geography based trip during their time at Litcham.