Geography

Geography

At Whitwick St John the Baptist, Geography can inspire curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Geography should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for Geography (attached).

Vision

At Whitwick St John the Baptist, Geography enables pupils to understand the local and wider environment to find their way in the world.

Our pupils study people and places and the interaction between them and develop an awareness that the past has lessons for the present and future.

Our Geography curriculum inspires children to look closely at the world around them and develop the skills necessary to be able to interpret what they see.

Aims

- To enable pupils to recognise that Geography is the study of people and places and the interaction between them and develop an awareness that the past has lessons for the present and future,

- To build and use a wide range of geographical vocabulary and relate this to English Language as a whole,

- To integrate fieldwork as an important part of the enquiry process,

- To help pupils deal, openly and sensitively, with issues of environmental change and sustainable development,

- To use a variety of resources, including ICT to develop teaching and learning.

Subject Leader

Miss Armstrong 

Miss Armstrong ensures that all the aspects of the Geography National Curriculum content are identified and taught.

Miss Armstrong reviews the knowledge progression maps and medium term plans for Geography to ensure that pupils’ learning becomes increasingly more challenging as they move through the year groups, and to maintain an overview of standards within the subject.  

Miss Armstrong also produces an annual action plan for Geography; supports the writing of medium-term plans; analyses the standards within Geography; provides or signposts staff towards training and resources; and engages in developmental work and research projects with external colleagues. 

Useful Websites

Bitesize KS1

Bitesize KS2

Mapzone 

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