Our Curriculum Vision for Geography
‘A high-quality geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the World and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching should equip pupils 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 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. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.’
Geography at Woodstone
Here at Woodstone, our Geography curriculum aims to inspire our children’s curiosity about the fascinating world in which they live. We do this through providing inspiring opportunities to investigate and experience the world that is both local to and far from them. We aim to do this by: investigating and comparing different countries, places and environments around the World, including all those of the United Kingdom; identifying the human and physical features of these different parts of the World and investigating how they determine/affect the lifestyle of the people who live there.
At Woodstone we also use personal experiences and a variety of resources (including maps, globes, atlases and multi-media) to locate and learn about these different places. We provide a range of field trips to help children explore and compare their local environment with a different environment within the United Kingdom (for example, visiting Sherwood Forest and the Isle of Wight).
We will provide opportunities for the children to question how what they do affects both the local and global environment and thus instill in them a sense of responsibility for ensuring the sustainability of the World and its resources.
Miss Susie Williams

Geography Subject Lead

We live in a fascinating and wondrous world and I love being able to share its magnificence and rich diversity with the children.

What's new in Geography?
We've recently updated our Long and Medium Term Plans to include a wider range of vocabulary and new topics. Children in Years 5 and 6 now have the opportunity to visit and explore the Isle of Wight on a week-long residential.