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Wordsworth Primary School

Wordsworth

Primary School

Geography

How we teach geography:

Starting in EYFS, the children will begin to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment through making sense of their own physical world and community.  In KS1, the children will begin to use ICT, world maps, atlases and globes as well as simple compass directions, aerial photographs and plans as well as simple fieldwork.  In KS2 they will build and expand on this knowledge within 3 focus areas (locational knowledge, place knowledge and human and physical geography)

What you will see in the classrooms:

Our curriculum immerses children in the local environment, our country and the rest of the world and will foster a curiosity and fascination to experience Geography for themselves.

Children will be:

  • learning specific skills related to geography – comparing locations, researching different sources, writing and talking about places.
  • They will be practising transferable skills such as research, observation, measurement, recording and presentations
  • They will be using maps, atlases, globes, aerial photos and plans.

Geographers at Wordsworth Primary School will be engaged and motivated to develop a deep and broad understanding of how physical features are created, the impact of people on our planet and the interaction between humans and the world around them. Children will think critically about the world around them and the country and place they live.