‘Without geography, you’re nowhere!’
At Burscough Village Primary School, geography is an integral part of our curriculum. We aim to develop a curiosity and fascination about the world that we live in and help the children to enjoy learning about different global communities and their relationships between these people and their landscapes. Through our curriculum, we equip children to be Global Citizens: to develop an awareness of the wider world and their place within it, encourage them to take an active role in the community and work with others to make our planet more peaceful, sustainable and fairer. We hope that our children will become passionate about the planet and become actively involved in protecting the environment.
Our Geography curriculum is designed to deepen knowledge and develop key skills and knowledge. We aim to ensure effective progression within each geography unit and across all year groups. We implement an inclusive curriculum that meets the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, incorporating the four main areas of learning at each key stage: place, location, human and physical and geographical skills and fieldwork. A series of stimulating lessons are planned, with clear knowledge and skills-based learning objectives and subject-specific vocabulary. As we teach a blocked curriculum, children can immerse themselves in the geography topic for a series of lessons. Teachers assess learning in geography against knowledge and skills-based learning objectives within unit overviews.