Knowledge & Understanding
Geography At Our School
‘We believe that through Geography our children will foster and talk about their curiosity of the world, looking at the contrast of our locality with other places. They will develop their ideas and geographical vocabulary, becoming a global citizen who knows that they can make a difference, through questioning themselves and others.’
At Wildridings we teach geography through topics. These topics are designed to engage the children’s interests and give them new experiences, such as Year 2 going to Bournemouth beach at the start of their topic on Sea, Sand, and Shells or year 1 having dinosaurs visit the school! Each topic will also include other areas of the curriculum such as history, art, science, and design, but one topic will have a main geography focus.
The main geography topics are Year 1 ‘Carnival and Beyond the sky’, Year 2 it is ‘Exploring London’, Year 3 ‘Extreme Earth’, Year 4 ‘United States of America’, Year 5 ‘Allotment’ and Year 6 ‘Polar Regions’. The children, also during the other topics, increase their mapping skills, their knowledge of the physical and human geography of the world, and how the world has changed over time. Nursery and Reception teach geography through the children’s play and their experiences, although just like the rest of the school,
They extend the children’s learning by introducing new experiences relating to the seasons, the environment and maps of the world.
Lava from a volcano can reach 1,250°C!
The river Nile found in North East Africa, is the longest river in the world – at a gigantic 6,695km