The Weddington Geography curriculum seeks to empower future generations to be motivated and inspired by their surroundings and the wider world. Geographical knowledge underpins a fascination with people, resources and environments. Our children will develop an in-depth knowledge of significant places, both terrestrial and marine and will investigate their physical geography. They will also delve into the world of fieldwork; embarking upon explorations of their local area to develop a sound understanding of key concepts before making comparisons. Most importantly, we want our children to understand their place in the world and to develop a sense of responsibility to respect and care for it.
To achieve this, children will learn location and place knowledge. In KS1, this will include building on a knowledge of their own town and its features, to the UK as a whole, including the world’s continents and seas. To achieve this they will observe their environments, progressing to making simple comparisons. As children develop their understanding, pupils in LKS2 will begin to look at locations in Europe; and will begin to develop an understanding of topographical features, as well land use patterns (with a focus on how these have changed over time). They will compare the features of UK areas to those in Europe. By the end of KS2, children will be able to name key cities all over the world as well as rural and urban environments. Extending their understanding of human and physical features across the whole planet through comparisons of places in North and South America as well as Australasia. Human and physical geography will be taught through looking at weather patterns in different areas of the globe, building to understanding climate, biomes and vegetation belts. By the end of KS2, children will have learnt about tectonic plates and the distribution of natural resources, focusing on energy. Geographical skills and fieldwork will develop throughout the pupil’s time at Weddington through the use of maps, globes and simple compass directions in KS1 to the understanding of digital mapping, grid mapping, eight-point compass directions and longitude and latitude.
Through this subject, how will the children explore the Pathway of Possibilities to visit The Seven Wonders Of Weddy?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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