At Perry Wood our geography provision is designed to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, that will stay with them long beyond their time at Perry Wood. Through a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum, we will ensure the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills; enabling the children to develop a love for geography. Geography teaching at Langdale should develop the children’s knowledge of their local communities and what makes them unique and special. In addition, they will develop their knowledge and understanding of the wider world and enjoy learning about the world to have a better understanding of how people live in different locations.
Pupils will develop a fantastic knowledge of where places are located, both in Britain and the wider world. They will investigate what these places are like and make comparisons. Meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum.
Staff plan for exciting opportunities to engage children in their learning. From enrichment days to wow experiences, videos to trips out, children are engaged and excited about their Geography learning.
Carefully planned visits, activities, community links, geography workshops and life experiences enhance the learning of our pupils and develop their understanding of geography and how this links to our community and its future.
Geography is all about learning and exploring. Here at Perry Wood, we encourage children to ask the big questions. Why? What if? And give them practical and hands on experiences that will encourage them to explore and investigate for themselves.
Children will be encouraged to present their findings through a creative range of dance, drama, stories and art. This will then be shared with families, the local community and our GST family.
At the end of each year, pupils have gained a deepening understanding of core geographical knowledge and skills. Through discussion and feedback, children talk enthusiastically about their geography lessons and show a genuine curiosity and interest in the areas they have explored. Pupils have a sound understanding of location and place and are able to compare and make links between these. They will deepen their knowledge of human and physical processes and understand how these affect environments. Pupils use acquired vocabulary to interpret and convey their understanding of the world. They can analyse and interpret information in order to question and reflect on the world and its inhabitants. Teachers plan opportunities for pupils to study across concepts and deepen their conceptual understanding in aspects of particular geographical value. Pupils have confidence and are inspired to further their knowledge.