Here at Warren Park, we are proud of our strong sense of community in our local area. As a school, our Geography curriculum aims to build on the excellent knowledge of our immediate location that is already developed both here and at home. Providing every child with the opportunity to extend their horizons far beyond our fantastic grounds is crucial in order for them to better understand the wider world that they will grow up in.
Together, we intend to enrich the curiosity and fascination that exists in every child by introducing them to a rich diversity of places, people and processes from around the globe. Progress within Geography will allow children to deepen their understanding of both the human and the physical processes that occur worldwide as well as their impact on our planet. In order to achieve this, the children will develop a bank of key geographical skills that allow them to access, interpret and use geographical information from a range of sources.
Our key aims are for our children to:
- to develop contextual knowledge of globally significant places – on land and at sea – including their main physical and human characteristics
- to understand the processes that create key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are linked and how they may change or move over time
- become competent in geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate a range of data gathered through fieldwork
- interpret a range of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, photographs and computer Geographical Information Systems (for example Google Earth)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical representation and in writing
In order to achieve these aims, Warren Park will take our children on a journey across the world throughout their time here. Reception children will look at understanding the world through their immediate environments and the differences they notice. Key Stage 1 will explore the seasons that affect where we live, alongside discovering major locations elsewhere around the globe using maps. In Key Stage 2, the learning recognises specific countries far and wide and what makes them similar or different to our own, combined with more unique locations or natural phenomena that exist on our planet.
Geography at Warren Park is fun to learn, provides key life skills for our children and strengthens their understanding of our complex world whilst showing them how they can help to make it a better place.
Children will achieve well through:
- enjoyment of the subject
- regular teacher assessment
- continued development of core skills