Geography helps to develop a sense of place through the exploration of physical features of our world, human activity and the impact that has on population and resources including environmental factors. It helps us to understand the diversity of our planet and the role we play in contributing to this.
Our curriculum will:
- inspire children to learn about themselves and their place in the global community
- aspire to be challenging, relevant and meaningful
- achieve the best outcome for every child
Our aim is for all children to leave Westbury Leigh Primary School with a lifelong love of geography through accessing a range of resources and quality first materials such as maps, globes, recent on line OS maps and resources to enable children to understand the local and global community. This will develop a high level of skill by attaining age related or above age-related expectations.
Intent: We aim to develop and support every child in achieving their best by building on their prior knowledge, inspiring their learning by linking this to the best things in their locality and world, to enable them to be aspirational in wanting the best for the future - seeing themselves as part of shaping this.
Implementation: We will ensure all staff understand the context for the learning and the disciplines within geography so that learning takes place in a meaningful context and ensuring it is revisited frequently so all children, no matter their starting point or background, make consistently good progress. We want children to have a strong sense of place and the physical, environmental and human aspects that characterise this.
Impact: We will regularly review and evaluate the learning that is taking place through a clear understanding of age-related expectations and what this looks like first hand, in books and through learning outcomes; we will seek to ensure there is rich knowledge that enables generalisations and makes connections. Our vision is to enable children not to want more but to be more.
RRS Article 28 - You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.