Here at Wyburns we believe that Geography should raise exciting questions about the natural and human aspects of the world and it is our job to provide the tools that children need to explore and unlock the answers. Our thematic approach to learning ensures that teachers use creative approaches to teaching our children, whilst encouraging a curiosity and fascination about the world and their place in it which will inspire and be part of their lives for many years to come. Our aim is for our children to not only be good at geography, but to be confident mini geographers as well.
Children’s geographical knowledge and skills progress and develop throughout the year groups enabling them to grow and develop their understanding of the world. This is intended to not only be progressive, but to also be transferable across all areas of the curriculum.
Geography at Wyburns begins in EYFS as the children explore through play, drawing on their own personal experiences and active learning whilst beginning to build on their knowledge and understanding of the world. Throughout KS1 and KS2 it is taught in themed blocks to enable the children to gain a real depth and insight in their learning. To ensure that geography skills and understanding of topics progress, these are revisited as the children move through the year groups and this allows the skills and knowledge to grow and become more challenging and advanced.
Teachers at Wyburns plan creative lessons and use imaginative and engaging hooks at the start of sessions to capture attention, inspire children, open discussions and develop thoughts and ideas. Geography lessons are relevant and purposeful and equip children to become keen explorers who appreciate and understand their environment and where people fit into its overall structure.
Geography is a valued part of the curriculum at Wyburns where we aspire to ensure that by the time our children leave us they can appreciate and understand the world in which we live and how it has evolved. They will have acquired the skills, knowledge, understanding and self-confidence to allow them to show curiosity about the world around them and the critical and creative thinking skills required to ask questions about their environment and search for answers.