Contact Name
Head Teacher: Miss L Pearce

Phone : 01933 276491

Church Lane, Wilby,
Northants. NN8 2UG

For our geography curriculum, we have considered the experiences of our school intake and felt that they needed to be able to consider the world around them, including places that they may or may not experience personally. We felt that the curriculum should ask questions of the children and provide them with the opportunity to answer these questions effectively, through research, immersing them in real life experiences of others in various areas of the world. This will also incorporate using their previous knowledge of the world and their local area to support their ideas using various resources, such as maps, aerial photography, diagrams and first-hand accounts.

Due to our class structure of mixed-age classes, we follow a 2-year rotational curriculum. Throughout the 2 years, each class will be researching three different questions annually, based around the topics covered. Introduction to new topics involve engagement days, which incorporate activities that help to immerse the children into the topic and the relevant geographical question. By providing a question for the children to consider, it offers a basis for the children to develop their communication skills, via debates, presentations and written accounts, using various resources for comparison.

We have designed our geography curriculum to introduce pupils to diverse areas of the world, incorporating different cultures, countries and climates. Children will be able to recognise and discuss similarities and differences, and gain an awareness of how the world continues to develop, throughout their time in the school. We have considered how it offers a range of European and worldwide details, through to local and national information that the children can relate to, using some of their own knowledge and experiences. This provides opportunities for the children to observe the ambition and resilience of many prominent figures and different cultures, to provide them with a stimulus to drive their own thoughts on the contributions they can make themselves in the future to the world around them, including the environment and further afield.

Diversity is a key element of our geography curriculum, with the importance of male and female figures, different races and cultures, and people from differing developed countries, being a prominent factor. As a Church of England school, it was also felt that the children should learn about how religion had an impact on different areas of world and the environment, including the resources available for an ever-growing population.

We want all our learners to leave Wilby CE VA Primary School with a curiosity and passion to research important matters that affect people and places and to ensure that they question information gained for validity and importance. These skills will provide the children with a secure grounding to develop their knowledge and interests further in geography in Secondary school and beyond.

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