At Walmley Infant School, we believe that our children should develop a love of learning and show care and respect for each other within the context of a happy, secure and challenging environment.
We want all children to experience a high-quality geography education that inspires a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. The teaching of geography within our school should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress through our school, their growing knowledge of the world should help them deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.
Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. During Geography, children will study their local area and contrasting places in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. The study of the local area forms an important part of geography taught at our school and activities are planned to build upon the children’s knowledge and understanding of the local area.
Geography in our school is about developing an understanding of our world, through experience, investigation and learning from secondary sources. Geography helps children to gain a greater understanding of the ways of life and cultures of people in other places. This will enable children to take responsibility for their role in society and to develop a caring attitude towards others, animals and plants in our environment.