At Staining school, we know how important it is for children to have a global understanding of our world and the peoples and cultures that inhabit it. Through this understanding we also hope to instil in children a sense of environmental responsibility and encourage them to appreciate environmental issues both locally and in wider contexts. We aim to develop the children’s interest in a variety of physical and human environments by expanding their horizons out of the local community. Opportunities to use a range of investigative and problem-solving skills will be rooted in topic work or play based learning. These skills will be practised and developed in our wonderful school grounds and outside the classroom through local fieldwork and trips.