Geography

At Woodseaves we are global citizens, explorers, and eco warriors. Geography is concerned with the past, present and future and helps pupils make sense of the world around them: it is about seeing, doing, enquiring, making links and experiencing.

Intent

Through the teaching of Geography we aim to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of people, places and environments around the world. As children study Geography they gain an appreciation of life in other countries and cultures. Geography inspires children to think about their own place in the world, their values and their rights. Geography teaching motivates children to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of mankind.

At Woodseaves our children respect and care for their environment to sustain its future. With an engaging and positive learning environment we are committed to igniting the passion to travel to, see, support and experience different sights, cultures and climates of the world.

Implementation

At Woodseaves we, wherever possible, incorporate Geography into our topic themed learning, therefore children are immersed into the subject using a variety of practical and cross-curricular learning opportunities. Aspects of Geography are implement and developed through a spiral curriculum, for further information, please see our Geography progression documents.

As well as topic elements, independent elements of geography relating to locality are taught during our Environment Explorers topic in the Spring term, this is an annual focus for children looking at different aspects of our locality and comparing Woodseaves to villages, towns and cities both nationally and internationally.  

Impact

As children progress through Woodseaves they develop a deeper knowledge, understanding and appreciation for their local area and its place within the wider geographical context. Children will deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and how this affects landscapes and environments. We assess progress in Geography through the use of knowledge organisers, mini quizzes and moderation of children’s work.