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Geography at Wisborough Green begins in Early Years where children have opportunities to explore, discover and begin to make sense of the world around them. We aim to continue this enquiry-led focus as children move through the school, answering, asking and even debating questions with interest and sensitivity that help them to:

  • understand people, places and environments, and the interactions and connections between them
  • understand how and why places are changing
  • consider, imagine and predict the future.

At Wisborough Green we want to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with our children for the rest of their lives. We do this by equipping 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.

Based on the national curriculum, our teaching helps children to:

  • develop a contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places, including their physical and human characteristics
  • understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world
  • develop a range of geographical skills including:
  • fieldwork to collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data
  • opportunities to interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS),
  • and how to communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length through cross-curricular topic areas.

As children progress, they should develop their knowledge of the world, the United Kingdom and their locality. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness. We believe that children can develop their geographical skills using the immediate environment to its advantage, through local studies of the school environment, the village and its surrounding area, comparing and contrasting their locality with those further away. Through real-life experiences and the virtual world we enable children to understand the world and cultures beyond Wisborough Green in our ever changing diverse planet.

Each child studies 3 units of geography in each phase:-

Key Stage 1: Extreme Survival - Arctic regions; Far Away and Long Ago - Continents and oceans; Wild Wisborough - local study and field skills.

Lower Key Stage 2: Extreme Survival – Mountains; Far Away and Long Ago -Coasts and rivers; Wild Wisborough - local study and field skills.

Upper Key Stage 2: Extreme Survival – Americas; Far Away and Long Ago – Europe; Wild Wisborough - local study and field skills.

Please see the links below to see the geography work that the children have done.

Local study survey

Map work

Local area study

Environmental study

If you want to explore any of this Geography learning more at home, check out the fun-filled links below!

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