Hi! I’m Miss Whistler and I’m the leader of Geography at Two Mile Ash School. I love Geography because I believe that the more we understand the world we live in, the better we become at looking after it. My favourite part about our Geography curriculum is learning about natural disasters, and how powerful the Earth really is.

Miss Whistler

Our Geography Intent

At Two Mile Ash, our geography inspires children to learn about the world in which they live and how it has changed over time.

Our Geography Curriculum focuses on acquiring facts and knowledge as well as developing geographical skills which then in turn help them to understand larger global concepts such as humankind, place, significance, processes and change. The teaching of Geography follows the National Curriculum and is integrated within our engaging Learning Journey topics, which include ‘Inspiration days’ to immerse the children in their learning. Great emphasis is placed upon acquiring geographical knowledge and vocabulary as well as making links between their current and prior learning.

The geography element of our school curriculum aims to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, which will spark an interest in the subject, not only within their TMA journey, but throughout their future education. Our curriculum starts within our local community of Milton Keynes, before exploring the rest of Europe and finally branching out to the wider world to compare and contrast the way we live to various places in other continents, such as Africa and the Americas. Our geography curriculum enables children to develop a sense of place, whilst exploring, investigating and understanding the man made and natural processes that impact on our planet. We aim to 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.

As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Through cross-curricular links, children use skills learnt in other subjects to enhance their geographical learning. We want our children to gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills. We achieve this through a variety of day trips, residential trips, local fieldwork and extra-curricular clubs. When children leave Two Mile Ash, they will have developed the skills and knowledge to be successful geographers in secondary school and beyond.

Links to local community

https://www.theparkstrust.com/

This amazing local charity has lots to offer schools, families and individuals from Junior Park Rangers, nature walks, litter picks, and a whole host of monthly activities.