“The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It is about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents and in the end it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.”
Geography: Our Intent for the subject.
At Walter Evans, we believe that the study of Geography inspires children’s curiosity. We intend to confidently equip children with geographical knowledge and skills required for their transition into KS3. Pupils develop their knowledge of people, places and community in order to understand the physical, social and economic forces that define those places and the lifestyles of the people who live there. We study local areas and issues, extending these studies into the wider world. The children learn to use maps, atlases, photographs and the internet to explore the environment of the countries that they study. They will also build on a range of investigative and problem solving skills both inside and outside the classroom, such as learning to use a compass or developing the ability to measure and track changes in the weather.
Geography Progression Grid KS1-KS2
Understanding The World (UTW) Progression Grid Early Years
How it fits within our school vision.
Our school vision is rooted in the Christian faith. As a proud Church of England school, our vision is underpinned by the Church of England’s vision for education. This vision identifies four interlinking aims for all our pupils and, at its heart, lies LOVE (Luke 10:27).
It is this LOVE for God, for our neighbours and ourselves, that forms our Christian foundation to underpin all that we do.
At Walter Evans we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum where all subjects are valued. A broad and balanced curriculum will equip our children with a breadth of knowledge and skills in all areas of the curriculum. We aim for our pupils to ‘Persevere, be curious and inspired through their learning’.