At Woodcote Primary we strive to enthuse all children with a desire to understand who they are, their place in the world and their impact on it. They will be taught how to develop the investigative skills necessary to find out about and understand the similarities and differences between peoples, including those from other lands and cultures, human and natural environments and key physical and human processes.
It is our intent that a sequential learning experience will build upon the knowledge and skills previously taught and acquired, through quality first teaching supported by both classroom and field-based learning.
Learners will investigate and enquire about the locality of Woodcote and its people, giving them a secure basis from which they can not only understand their place in the world but to begin making comparisons to other places and peoples around the world. The teaching of geography will provide children with opportunities to grow the transferable skills of questioning, exploration and research which will be required across the breadth of curriculum. By encouraging enquiring minds and fostering curiosity, we hope to “build” global citizens with an appreciation for travel and exploration, whilst respecting those peoples and landscapes they visit.
At Woodcote Primary School, all children will cover the Geography curriculum, predominantly through cross-curricular study with areas such as English, History and maths allowing for greater immersion. The study of geography will begin in FS2 via Understanding the World in the EYFS framework, where our youngest learners will cover the Early Learning Goals: People, Culture and Communities and The Natural World, with the scope of study progressively widening as the pupils move up through KS1 and into KS2.
Out and About:
Our local area
Here We Are: The UK
Explorers (cross-curricular study with History)
Continents and Oceans:
Our Wide World
Castles and Monarchs
(cross-curricular study with History)
Countries of Europe; the continents and oceans
The Rise of the Roman Empire