Geography is a subject to inspire our children to become explorers, develop a love of places, people and cultures and build up geographical skills. It is a subject that helps children investigate places they may never have dreamed existed, understand how the world around us is connected and see how changing human and physical features influence our land use for both better and worse. At Brooke Primary Academy our Geography curriculum teaches our children a respect for cultures, our land and geographical knowledge. It motivates them to question, investigate and positively influence their world. It builds on their knowledge of their local area through outdoor learning and practical hands on tasks to engage our pupils and create a growing curiosity for the world around them.
To ensure continuity and progression for all pupils the curriculum is carefully organised from EYFS to Year 6 to ensure that our pupil’s knowledge and understanding of geography develops over time and builds on the skills they have learnt in previous years.
Geography is taught six times as a minimum requirement each term. Where possible links are made with other curriculum areas in order to support children linking ideas and enabling teachers to be able to go over key facts and sticky knowledge more often.
Teachers plan opportunities to use the school grounds, local environment and going further afield to conduct geographical fieldwork. When sessions lead to leaving the school grounds staff carry out a risk assessment.
Within the Geography curriculum the children will use a wide range of resources to such as maps and atlases as well as online tools to develop their map reading skills and to support them in comparing localities.
At the end of their time in Brooke Primary Academy we expect pupils to have achieved the following:
• To have developed a Geographical knowledge of the place they live.
• To be able to compare and contrast their local area with other localities both in the united kingdom and localities from different continents.
• To know how we as humans have an impact on our world not only on a local level but worldwide.
• To identify key geographical features of different areas in the world
• To be able to use fieldwork skills to deepen their understanding of a Geographical area.
• To have a deepened knowledge of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.
• To know how to read a range of maps and produce their own.
• To have gained a curiosity about the world around them, how it has evolved and why.