We believe that geography education at Woodfield should be fully inclusive to every child. Teaching geography should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deeper understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for geography and for the children to develop a love for geography.
We aim to inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Geography draws on other areas of the curriculum and gives children opportunities to apply their learning and knowledge.
Geography teaching at Woodfield involves children investigating a range of places around the world and those close to them in Britain. We believe it is important to provide children with opportunities to investigate and make enquires about their local area of Shrewsbury, Shropshire so that they can develop a sense of their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special.
Through high quality teaching, we aim to develop the following characteristics for children to become confident geographers here at Woodfield:
- Enable children to locate the worlds continents, countries, cities, seas and oceans and to compare within Britain and the wider world.
- Build on geographical knowledge and vocabulary through using our vocab ladders from EYFS to Year Two.
- Aim to help children develop the skills of interpreting a range of sources of geographical information gathered through experiences of fieldwork around our school and wider grounds.
- Inspire pupils’ curiosity to discover more about the world through using world maps, globes, atlases, Ipads, aerial photograph’s, diagrams and Google Earth.
Throughout all of the geography curriculum, children are expected to use the 7Rs of learning. For example, they need to be reflective in what they learn and find out new learning through plenty of discussions. Problems they come across in geography they will need to use reasoning skills to explore further.