At Brookmans Park Primary School our intent for Geography is to inspire our pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world around them, which will remain with them for the rest of their lives. We want our pupils to develop a sense of personal Geography, relating their learning to their own experiences.
The teaching of this subject will equip our pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a greater understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. We also want to encourage the children to show respect for their local, national and international environment, realising the impact they can have within their local environment.
As our pupils progress through our school and increase their Geographical skills, their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes. We have thoroughly planned and sequenced our Geographical topics to allow for cross-curricular links where possible to immerse children within their learning.
We want our children to gain confidence and enjoy practical experiences through local fieldwork studies and visiting further geographical locations. As their skills further develop, our intent is that all our pupils gain knowledge, understanding and can reflect and retain their geographical knowledge and understanding.
To support learning in Geography, we provide our children with a variety of well-planned opportunities: