Knowledge & Understanding
‘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 Beachcombers 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 ‘Rio and Beyond the sky’, Year 2 it is ‘Bright Lights Big City’, Year 3 ‘Tremors’, Year 4 ‘Road Trip USA’, Year5 ‘Allotment’ and Year 6 ‘Frozen Kingdom’. The children, also during the other topics, increase their mapping skills, their knowledge of 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.
The river Nile found in North East Africa, is the longest river in the world – at a gigantic 6,695km
Useful Links -
National Geographic Kids
The National Geographic Kids website allows you to explore the world
through amazing facts, videos, quizzes, games and more.
Lava from a volcano can reach 1,250°C!