At Wynndale Primary School we recognise that geography should develop a child’s natural curiosity and fascination about the world, leading to a greater understanding of its places, its people, and a greater awareness of their own place in it. It should help to provoke and provide answers to questions about both natural and human aspects of the world.
Our aim at Wynndale is to:
- Explore by investigating where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world, through fieldwork and classroom study, therefore developing their geographical knowledge and vocabulary
- Inspire by developing an understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected
- Spark by igniting a genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.
- Deepen by encouraging complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills, reach clear conclusions, explain their findings and develop effect presentation techniques. They should be able to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment
A geographer leaving Wynndale will be curious and fascinated about the world and its people. They will have investigated 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 have had opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Mansfield and Nottinghamshire, so that they can develop of real sense of who they are, their heritage and what makes our local area unique and special. They will also have developed the ability to apply geographical skills and be able to confidently communicate their findings and geographical understanding to a range of audiences.
Through high quality teaching, we will develop the essential characteristics of geographers, through carefully planned units of work, that allow depth in learning. Identified key skills and knowledge will ensure progression. Children will be asked to build on previous learning and apply this knowledge as they move forwards. This will enable them to develop a real understanding of the subject and make strong links to other curriculum areas.