Purpose of Study
The world is truly a diverse and wonderful place! The study of Geography helps our pupils understand the world in which we live, how it shapes our lives, and how we in turn shape the world around us.
- At the WFF we follow the EYFS Statutory Framework and National Curriculum for geography interwoven with our identified curriculum drivers: Diversity, Belonging, Active, Independence.
- We aim for a high quality geography curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the diversity of the world and its people and where they belong within it.
- Our teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes; and the formation and use of landscapes around the world. We also want children to develop practical geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways.
- Children should be active learners in geography by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
- We hope that in teaching in this way, our pupils become independent knowledgeable inhabitants of our planet, aware of its diversity and passionate about its protection.
Key areas of learning include: Locational Knowledge, Mapping, Fieldwork, Enquiry and Investigation, Communication