Geographical understanding fires children’s curiosity and imagination about who we are, where we have come from, where we live and where we might be going next. It helps children to make sense of our place in the world and is central to their development as informed, active and responsible citizens. At Westfield, children are helped to understand the physical world and the society in which they grow up. They study local, regional and world environments. They learn about the impact of their actions on the planet and understand the importance of developing a future that is sustainable. Children are involved in field studies out of school on both day and residential trips.
The topics the children are taught ensure progression through the year groups and stages of learning.