“The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” – Barack Obama
What makes a good Geography student?
An awareness of, and interest in, the cultural richness which surrounds them and a fascination with the diverse world which surrounds them. A strong knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s key human and physical processes. A developing interest and inquisitiveness in maps and mapping skills. A skilful competence in the geographical skills required of a Geographer in fieldwork, able to analyse data and a range of information from geographical sources as well as being able to apply and communicate their findings in a geographical manner.
About Our Vision for Geography
Our geography education aims to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives, through an enquiry based approach. Teaching equips 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 helps 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.
We have developed a dynamic geography curriculum that develops knowledge, skills and understanding and provided opportunities that develop their map reading and fieldwork skills.
Geography lessons aim to develop knowledge and understanding of our local area in addition to a range of diverse natural environments in the wider world. Children gain an understanding of the Earth’s physical processes and human impact. Our topic areas allow a purpose to link skills, enquiry, reasoning, and creative thinking strategies, promoting social and cross-cultural understanding.
Resources such as maps, atlas and internet maps including Google Earth are used to support the teaching of Geography.
We visit local environments and places of interest to support Geography topics with the aim to help children to understand the world around them through fieldwork.
At St. Wulstan’s, we aim to promote Geography in as imaginative ways as possible, so that gaining knowledge and understanding is exciting and inspiring!
If you have any questions about the Geography curriculum within school, please come into school and ask to speak to Mrs. Baron, our History Lead.
St. Wulstan's Geography Intent, Implementation and Impact
Progression in Geography - Skills
Progression in Geography - Knowledge
Coverage in Geography
Links & Games
Below are links to some fun Geography games and links;
BBC Bitesize KS1 Geography (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zcdqxnb
BBC Bitesize KS2 Geography (https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zbkw2hv
Nature on CBBC (https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/shows/nature-on-cbbc
Geography Programmes of Study