Geography Curriculum Intent at Whitstone
At Whitstone we believe that Geography provides answers to the questions children have about the world around them. Through enjoyment of the subject pupils will be stimulated to think about their own place in the world, their values, British values and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
Our Geography curriculum is built on the understanding that Geography is a subject driven by curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Developing knowledge, skills and understanding of not only what places and people are like now or in the past, but also discovering what might be in the future, and how we, as citizens of our own geographical landscapes have the ability and opportunity to shape the future.
Pupils are encouraged to have a curiosity for the world around them and understand that to become true geographers they must ask investigative questions, why?
The Geography curriculum is designed to develop skills and knowledge that are progressive as well as transferable.
All pupils can access the Geography curriculum appropriate to their needs- support for specific pupils can be provided, with consideration to children who require further challenge.
Pupils develop skills and knowledge that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
We aim to ensure that when pupils leave us, they will have an inherent fascination and care for the world and its people.
Through a wide range of experiences our children will learn about the features, diversity and wonder of our important world and how it should be treated, setting them up to be responsible global citizens.