Developing thoughtful, holistic, curious, children through an enquiry based, child-centred Geography curriculum who have a deep sense of worth and belonging. Flexible thinkers who are equipped to embrace change and shape their future. Using the key skills of Geography to make excellent progress.
Our children will have the vocabulary, knowledge and skills necessary to explore, develop and achieve in Geography.
Our children will explore Geography through varied authentic stimuli and respond in a range of creative ways, making purposeful links to other areas of learning.
Our children will question and reflect on Geography and its impact on their real-life experience.
Our children will learn how Geography impacts locally, nationally, and globally and makes a difference to modern life.
Our Geography Curriculum
At Brunswick, children are exposed to a rich and diverse Geography curriculum equipping them 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. They deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. This includes study of European settlements, farms, rivers and sustainable energy. Children are taught skills that allow them to recognise how the Earth’s features are interconnected and change over time.
Our geography curriculum teaches children to:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places.
- develop knowledge of defining physical and human characteristics of globally significant places.
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world.
- Be competent in the geographical skills needed to:
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data
- engage in purposeful fieldwork.
- interpret a range of geographical sources including maps and diagrams.
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways.
Learning and teaching follows an enquiry-based approach. Each area of geography taught has an overarching enquiry question and each lesson within a term has a smaller question for the children to investigate and answer. Children’s knowledge is built week on week and opportunities given in order for them to practice and apply their geographical skills. Children enjoy this approach as it encourages them to recognise and understand geographical processes and be competent in interpreting and using a range of sources.
Each learning sequence aims to develop one or more of the following aspects of geography:
- Place Knowledge
- Locational Knowledge
- Field work and map skills
- Human and physical geography
Teachers enable children to explore the local environment and compare this to other environments across the world. They are taught to draw informed conclusions from their enquiries and identify characteristics and understand processes.