Geography at Broomhaugh
In Geography, our provision is designed to promote the exploration of the connections between people and places. We aim for our pupils to explore both natural and cultural similarities and differences and to become confident ‘Geographers’.
We offer a structure and sequence of lessons to help teachers ensure they have covered the skills required to meet the aims of the national curriculum. The content allows for a broader, deeper understanding of the four areas of geography identified in the curriculum. It will develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places and understanding of the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, along with how they bring about variation and change over time.
We intend to develop children’s curiosity and a fascination of the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. The curriculum is organised to offer a range of opportunities for investigating places around the world as well as physical and human processes.
We place a great emphasis on practical Geography and on making links with our locality and region wherever possible. Fieldwork is a driving factor in our planning. Our lessons are intended to improve children’s geographical vocabulary, map skills and geographical facts and provide opportunities for consolidation, challenge and variety to ensure interest and good progress in the subject.
“The study of geography is about more than just memorising places on a map. It’s about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exist across continents. And, in the end, it’s about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together.” Barack Obama