Geography helps our children to develop a curiosity and understanding of other places, the people who live in them and their cultures. Our children will become aware of their own surroundings and consider the similarities and differences with other places locally and in the wider world.
At Weddington we aim to inspire children to have a curiosity and fascination with the world and its people that will stay with them for all of their lives. Geography is taught as part of our theme lessons and closely linked to the new curriculum.
In the Foundation Stage geography is taught within ‘Understanding the World’. Through creative, imaginative and play based experiences the children explore such topics as ‘people and communities’ and ‘the world around them.’
In Year 1 and 2, geography skills are taught through topics where they develop their skills in map making, learn about seasonal and daily weather and about the physical features and human aspects of the local and wider environment. They are taught the relevant vocabulary through studying different geographical topics and make cross curricular links with other subjects.
In Key Stage 2, we build on the geography skills the children have learned in Key Stage 1. The children fine tune their map skills, use compass points and fieldwork to observe, measure and record human and physical features of different areas. The aspects of geography that we cover are: locational and place knowledge, human and physical geography and geographical skills and fieldwork.
Through exciting topics such as ‘Celebrations Around the World’, ‘A South American Carnival’ and ‘Walk like an Egyptian’, children learn about the exciting and colourful world around them and the different countries around the globe.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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