Geography at Whitehouse Primary

At Whitehouse Primary School geography learning teaches children about the world in which they live and how it has changed over time.

Our Geography Curriculum focuses on acquiring facts and knowledge as well as developing geographical skills. We teach children about larger global concepts such as humankind, place, significance, processes and change. The teaching of Geography follows the National Curriculum and is integrated within our topics as part of our  ‘Cornerstones Curriculum.’ Great emphasis is placed upon acquiring geographical knowledge and vocabulary.

The geography element of our school curriculum 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. Our geography curriculum enables children to develop a sense of place, whilst exploring, investigating and understanding the man made and natural processes that impact on our planet. We aim to 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. We want our children to gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different  scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. We achieve this through a variety of day trips, residential trips and local field work, exploring the immediate vicinity of the school.