At Whiteheath Infants, our high-quality Geography curriculum is designed 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. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area.
In Geography, children also develop their ability to apply geographical skills to enable them to communicate confidently their findings and geographical understanding. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Children gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge and understanding, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits. In addition, children develop fundamental 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.
Through high-quality teaching, we develop many essential characteristics of Geographers, such as: an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world; a base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary; geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills; the ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment; and, a genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.
Virtual Reality experiences enrich
children’s experience of Geography
Geography at Whiteheath is aimed to develop age-appropriate, accurate knowledge of the location, physical and human characteristics of a wide range of globally significant places including terrestrial and marine locations. Also, to ensure children are able to use geographical vocabulary which is appropriate and accurate and which develops and evolves from EYFS to KS1. In addition, that children are furthering their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, helping them to have a greater understanding of their place in the world, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
Finally, the school has a Humanities Highway display on which each year group proudly signposts examples of its work and enquiries. This shows how children build, grow and link their geographical and historical skills and understanding as they move through the school.
Our Humanities Highway display allows
children to show how they progress through
Geography and History as they move up the school