It is our intent for the Geography element of the Whitewater school curriculum to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Teaching 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. We need to foster the children's sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them. It is important to develop investigative and problem-solving skills to promote an understanding and knowledge of their world using different scales of enquiry, this is assisted by the clear progression of skills. We need to help them understand the issues about the environment and sustainable development. Through geography the children will encounter different societies and cultures and inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
The Whitewater geographer will endeavour to pose questions and create own lines of enquiry in order to develop their understanding of the world and the people in it. They will gain a passion to explore the earth, embracing the variety of its features and the life that thrives there in a respectful and tolerant manner. The children will study climate change and the effect that humans are having on the planet and endeavour to leave the world a better place than they find it though their curiosity and creativity.
At Whitewater, we have designed our Geography curriculum on a two-year cycle. The Roadmap shows the journey that our children take as they progress through school. Our Geography curriculum is progressive, broad and engaging.