At Whoberley Hall, through our Geography curriculum, we aim to expand geographical vocabulary, increase our children’s knowledge and curiosity of the wider world and promote high aspirations. We seek to create a life-long love of the subject, through teaching our children about diverse places, people and resources.
Through the study of natural and human environments, as well as physical and human processes, our desire is to provide our children with a sense of awe and wonder about the world they live in. As they continue on their journey of Geography, we aim to foster a deep understanding of the subject that develops alongside their geographical skills.
Our aim is that our children go on to apply these skills across all subjects, as well as in their futures into the wider world. Our curriculum is designed to provide our children with the subject specific language they need to describe, question and discuss the world, as well as their place in it.
Our pupils are encouraged to recognise that they have a voice and to use it confidently to debate topics that they feel passionate about, for example, deforestation or renewable energy. We aim to produce well- rounded individuals by providing our children with opportunities to expand their cultural capital and experiences of the world.
Summary of skills acquired
By the end of EYFS
To know about similarities and differences between themselves and others, and among families, communities and traditions.
To know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another.
By the end of KS1
Study local area including aerial pictures and simple keys
Knowledge of a map of the UK, continents and oceans of the world, North and South Poles
Compare areas in the UK with other countries
Knowledge of seasonal changes, weather, simple compass
Geographical language such as, town, coast, harbour etc.
By the end of KS2
Knowledge of world map, countries- key human and physical features
Knowledge of all countries in the UK- including human and physical features
Knowledge of latitude and longitude- Equator, Northern and Southern Hemisphere, Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Artic, Antarctic, Time zones
Compare human and physical features of areas in the UK with an area in Europe
Key Physical geographical features like biomes, rivers, volcanoes- measure and record
Key human geographical features like settlements, economy, distribution of resources- measure and record
Fieldwork using maps, atlases etc
WHPS Geography Policy
WHPS Geography Intent, Implementation and Impact