We aim for all our children to have a sense of place
within their own community, its surrounding environment and in connection to maps. They will develop the skills, knowledge and vocabulary required to appreciate diverse local, national and global communities and environments and understand that they are created by natural forces or impacted by people.
We aim for our children to recognise their role as stewards of our world and understand the need to ensure its use is sustainable.
Through their time at Great Wood, children will develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. They will be equipped with 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.
As children progress, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills will provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
At Great Wood, we aim to make geography relevant, current and whenever possible something the children can see. We want every child to become an inquisitive and enthusiastic geographer who uses their knowledge to understand their world and how it is represented on maps. We place an emphasis on developing a secure knowledge of our locality.
Meaningful links are made across the curriculum and children are
encouraged use their geographical knowledge and skills in a range of other contexts, such as using maps to track the spread of the Roman Empire or identify changes in land use in Morecambe since the Victorian times.
Our Walking Curriculum enables first-hand experience of our locality, it’s geographical features and map reading for a purpose. We also ensure children understand how humans interact with our world which impacts geography and aim to instil a sense of stewardship of our planet for the future.