At Whitemoor Academy we aim to develop children's curiosity in their immediate surroundings and environments the UK and the wider world. We aim to instill an interest and desire to investigate a variety of human and physical characteristics of different places through purposeful research and careful questioning. We provide children with opportunities to develop a range of geographical skills to help them understand, present, analyse and communicate a range of information and these skills are put into practice both inside and outside the classroom through local fieldwork and trips. We aim to make them aware of Geographical global issues and the options they have to protect the planet.
What we teach:
- Children will investigate a range of places – both in Britain and abroad – to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth’s physical and human processes. They will investigate their local area so that they are aware of their heritage and what makes our local area unique. Through high quality teaching, we develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:
- They will have an excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world;
- Pupils will understand the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected;
- Pupils will have an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary;
- Children will complete a geographical enquiry, ask appropriate questions and present the findings in a clear way.
- Children will be taught to form opinions based on knowledge, reach clear conclusions and be able to explain their findings.
- Excellent fieldwork skills.
- Children will understand current societal and environmental issues which affect their local area, the UK and the global world
Each unit will aim to ignite the interest of the pupils and make them aware of the world around them and the impact/influence they have upon it.