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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

Children learn about their local area and are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. Geography is a highly cross-curricular subject and it enables the children at Woodseaves to develop a range of knowledge and skills which are transferable to other areas of the curriculum and can be used to explore and promote their spiritual, social and cultural development. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject. We intend to inspire in our children with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its
people, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum has been designed so the children develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Woodseaves. Geography topics are taught on a half termly basis as well as being intertwined into many other subjects across the curriculum. 

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.