Children at William Rhodes will benefit from a spiral curriculum in geography that enables them to geographically explore their local and wider area in varying degrees of depth in accordance with age expectations, each year focusing on advancing their knowledge, understanding and application of skills. As their study progresses through the academic years, their ability to compare and contrast local areas to those worldwide will develop.
By the end of Year 6, children will have:
- excellent knowledge and understanding of their studied places and their key physical and human features.
- excellent knowledge and understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and the formation and change of landscapes and environments over time.
- an excellent understanding of the ways in which these places on Earth are interdependent and interconnected
- an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
- fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
- an increasing ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
- interpret and represent the subject matter with significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity.
- highly developed and frequently utilised mapwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
- an established curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will inspire a passion and commitment to the subject.
- the ability to express well balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.