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Subject Statement

 

At Wistaston Church Lane Academy, we believe that geographical learning should nurture and encourage children’s natural curiosity and should shape the children into inquisitive learners who are keen to explore the world around them. We therefore aim to provide children with a secure knowledge of location as well as an understanding and appreciation of the vastly different cultures, customs and practices around the world.

 

Geography is taught in every year group following the Church Lane Curriculum. Teachers can teach it either weekly or in blocks through the year. Geography often links into topics taught. Planning is taken from Twinkl and skills and knowledge are developed using practical resources.

 

Our geography curriculum will develop pupils that have a good locational understanding both locally and nationally, and pupils that also look after our environment and understand the reasons why it is important to do so.  

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Geography helps stimulate an interest and a sense of wonder about different places. Pupils develop their knowledge to understand the physical, social and economic forces which shape those places and the lifestyles of the people who live there.

 

The children learn to use maps to locate cities, countries, mountain ranges, rivers, seas and oceans. They use atlases, photos and the internet to explore the environment and economics of those countries which they study. It helps young people learn about the changing world. It builds on pupils’ own experiences and creates an important link between the natural and social sciences.

 

As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures. Please look at your child’s class page/ class blog to find out what they are learning about each term!

 

Here are some useful links:

 

National Geographic for Kids

Children's BBC Newsround

Landscapes Maps and Symbols

Geography Coverage Grid

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