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Geography

Intent

Our Geography Curriculum is built on our vision of ‘Roots to Grow and Wings to Fly’ and reflects the needs of our community

It is our aim through history that all pupils at By Brook Valley School will be

  • provided with opportunities that enable them to grow and develop as geographers, building on their prior geography learning
  • supported to develop their geographical knowledge and skills as they make their journey through their primary school education, ensuring that their learning is relevant to all areas of their life.
  • Curious, through starting each area of geography learning with a ‘Big Question’. We will challenge pupil’s thinking and this will be revisited at the end of each term,
  • encouraged to broaden their use of geographical vocabulary
  • able to answer the ‘big question’ demonstrating  their new knowledge and deeper understanding

Reading plays a central part in geography. Through the use of high quality texts and sources we aim to challenge the pupils, building on vocabulary so that it can be used in all areas of their learning.

Implementation

Through our geography curriculum children develop their knowledge of places and environments, an understanding of maps and develop a range of investigation and problem solving skills.  Children study their local environment, looking at manmade development, environmental factors and natural features of the landscape and compare it to that of other counties.  They learn about worldwide environmental issues and their rights and responsibilities to other people and the natural world.