Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We provide exciting opportunities to spark a love of geographical learning; our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people, the environment, physical and human processes and use of landscapes. We want children to develop a deeper understanding of places both on a local and global scale.
The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferrable, throughout their time at BJR, from fundamental perceptions of the World in EYFS, to understanding the wider World in Key Stages 1 and 2, and in preparing pupils for further education and beyond. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the World, and their place in the World. They are supported in applying their geographical skills and knowledge to their role as responsible citizens.
Through high quality teaching, children will develop the following essential characteristics of a geographer:
- An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world.
- An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
- The ability to express well- balanced opinions, rooted in good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment.
- A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity and the world.
We want children to enjoy and love learning about Geography, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.