Geography

Intent

Geography is essentially about understanding the world we live in. It helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. At Brodetsky children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The geography curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferrable to other curriculum areas. Geography is an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. At Brodetsky our intent, when teaching geography, is to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

 

Implementation

These are the geography topics that are carried across each year group:

Year 1

· Local Area

· Wonderful Weather

· We Are Britain

· Let’s Go on Safari

· Seaside

Year 2

· Treasure Island

· Frozen Planet

· From Bean to Bar – Ghana

Year 3

· Brazil and the Rainforest

Year 4

· Leeds v Barcelona

· Extreme Earth

Year 5

· Rivers

Year 6

· Settlements – Local Study, Buckden

 

Impact

· Learning walks, moderation, pupil voice, book scrutinies carried out during Autumn and Summer term

· Audit of resources Spring term and updated atlases and need for compasses identified

· National Fieldwork Week – All pupils in the school (Nursery-Year 6) took part in the event during the week to explore their fieldwork skills

 

Website Links

Geography Games

BBC Geography Games

World Geography Games

Map Skills

Natioanl Geographic Kids