Geography

 

Geography education at Whitehall Park inspires a curiosity and fascination about the world and it’s people. It equips children 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.

We study our local environment in both History and Geography to help us to connect with where we live and consider how it has changed over time. Over Geography learning takes us to Africa, the Alps, St Lucia, Iceland and beyond.

In Geography, we use maps, compasses and atlases to begin to understand our place in the world. Human Geography teaches us the effect that our species has had on the world we live in and human behaviour has changed the natural landscape. Physical Geography helps us to understand natural phenomena, such as volcanoes and earthquakes. Environmental Geography enables us to explain the impact that human activity is having on planet Earth and the ways in which we can preserve our planet. As Geographers we conduct fieldwork to investigate the world around us.

We also understand the value of extended learning through educational trips, visits and experts visiting our school.

We teach each lesson by focusing on specific skills which have been taken directly from the National Curriculum.