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‘Geography underpins a lifelong “conversation” about the earth as the home of humankind.’

Geography Association

 The study of geography involves pupils in exploring the relationship and interactions between people and the environments in which they live and upon which they depend.  Many of the pupils who now attend our school will live to see the next century and inhabit a world of 11 billion people.  The many opportunities and challenges that will arise during their lifetime will be very much about geography – personal, local, national and global. Our pupils will need to think like geographers. 

Geography helps to prepare our children for life in the 21st century with all of its currently unknown possibilities. 

 

How do we do this at Walesby C of E Primary School?

 

At Walesby C of E Primary School, we are committed to helping children understand and investigate the complex and dynamic world around them. We encourage pupils to learn through big question led enquiries about topics, places and themes which focuses on real people, places and geographical issues.

Whilst learning subject information is important, we ensure that there is a balance between this and the development of important subject skills as children progress from EYFS – Y6

 

What are our outcomes?

 

Here at Walesby, we love to celebrate our children’s learning in Geography. We do this through whole school initiatives including;

 

  • World Around Walesby – in our school hall, we celebrate our Geography learning on our world, country and county map. Children share their understanding and questions of the world around them from Hot Geography topics and learning outside of the classroom.

 

  • Hot Geography topic highlights – each class gives a brief overview of their Geography learning and marks it on our ‘World around Walesby’ display map in the school in the hall.

 

  • Walesby Wanderers – Throughout Foundation Stage 2, children are encouraged to take a ‘Walesby Wanderer’ teddy bear when they go exploring outside of Walesby Village. Photos and facts of the place visited, are shared either in class or during talk time. 
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