Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future.
At Wybunbury Delves we aim to 'light the spark for a love of learning and of life' and 'help children to become leading lights in our community and our world.' We believe Geography offers the very best opportunities to achieve this. We work practically wherever possible to foster and maintain children's curiosity and fascination about our world and our people.
At Wybunbury Delves we shape our geography curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Geography; providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills; and for the children to develop a love for geography.
At Wybunbury Delves, we aim for a high quality geography curriculum which should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes; formation and use of landscapes. We also strive for children to develop geographical skills: collecting and analysing data; using maps, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name and identify countries, continents and oceans; and communicating information in a variety of ways. We want children to enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining this knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits with key fieldwork trips giving opportunities for geographical skills to be harnessed and built upon across year groups.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in geography, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school. Geography is taught within a topic-led approach to learning (although some learning has to be explicit in content), focusing on knowledge and skills stated in the National Curriculum. At Wybunbury, we use Geography as a driver to propel our topic-led learning to engage and excite the children. Examples include rainforest investigations in Year 5 and a human geography focus on recycling within Year 3's 'Iron Man' topic. Our book-led approach lends itself to learning that is interesting and immersive, resulting in eager, enthusiastic learning within each geography lesson across each class.
The impact and measure of this is to ensure that children at Wybunbury Delves are equipped with geographical skills and knowledge that will enable them to be ready for the curriculum at Key Stage 3 and for life as an adult in the wider world and that a love of geographical learning is instilled into each and every child.