Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts and skills as it builds children’s knowledge of the world around them. Our curriculum provides answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. The topics enable children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas.
The curriculum is designed to ensure that children gain knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. Together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes and their place in the World. As pupils progress through the school, their growing knowledge about the world helps them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Throughout the school, the geographical knowledge and skills are progressive and are sequenced to provide the framework and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, connected and how they have changed over time.
We seek to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond.
Ways to help your child with Geography at home:
- How many different physical (natural) and human (man-made) features can you find in your town? Examples of physical features would be something like a river or the sea. Examples of human features would be something built by humans, such as houses or a bridge.
- Use 'Seterra Geography' to help improve your child’s understanding of the countries around them. You can learn about the location of different countries and continents through fun games. Feel free to use a map to help.
- Play a treasure hunt game around your house/garden that relies on the children using compass directions (north, south, east, west, north-east, south-east, south-west, north-west). Can they find the prizes using only your compass directions?
- Go for a walk in the local area, visit the seaside, park or woods discuss what physical (natural) and human (man-made) features you can see.
- Draw a map of your local area, garden, house or bedroom.
- Look at and discuss any maps you have available, what can you see?
- Use Google Maps to look at Wisbech and the wider world.