At Weston Turville CE School, we believe that children should be inquisitive of and inspired by their immediate and local environment first and foremost. We are lucky to have a diverse landscape around us, allowing the children to question, explore and interpret what they see. Children are encouraged to draw, write and talk about what they see and how things change during the course of a year.
As the children progress in Key Stage 1, they begin to look at our local area in relation to other areas and countries for comparison. We learn to draw and read maps and gather a knowledge of basic geographical vocabulary that refers to human and physical features.
In Key Stage 2 the children will be given opportunities to develop and use a range of investigative and problem-solving skills, both in and outside of the classroom. Reflection and revision of their learning so far through the school will be key in all lessons. The children will then understand how their knowledge and skills will be built upon and developed when learning new topics. This will take place through the study of Europe as well as North and South America, often including a comparative element to a local area. They will look at human geography in greater depth such as settlements and land use. The children will also look at physical geography topics such as climate zones, rivers and volcanoes. Children will learn the importance of a sustainable development in order to protect our environment. Through a variety of cross-curricular topics, we also aim to motivate our pupils to take an active part in contributing to and protecting this world, changing their mindset now and for the future.
Please see our geography policy below.