At Broadfield Primary Academy (BPA), we strive to inspire children’s curiosity and fascination about the world they live in and how it is evolving. Our geography curriculum ensures a wide range and breadth of coverage of the national curriculum, ensuring topics are built upon and progress throughout the year and as children move up through the school. Progression documents that map core geographical knowledge and skills have been carefully created to help develop a genuine interest and desire to discover more about physical and human characteristics of earth by investigating locations and places both locally and globally. Our curriculum will excite, be accessible to and meet the needs of all children.
Teachers' high expectations are maintained throughout all the carefully planned and creative lessons. Relevant technical geographical language is discreetly taught and children are given the opportunity to revisit prior knowledge and expand their new learning. Key concepts and skills are retained as pupils move up through the school. Pre and post unit assessments are carried out to assess pupil understanding and identify any gaps or misconceptions in learning. Book monitoring and learning walks also contribute to the pupils' successful progression. Children are immersed in a range of theoretical and practical activities to ensure they experience field work outside of the classroom, making observations of surroundings near and afar, and then measuring, recording and analysing information gathered. Pupils will learn the skills to use maps, atlases, compasses and digital technology to identify and locate continents, oceans, countries and landmarks.
Children will talk with excitement, passion and commitment for the subject engaging in discussions and debates where they demonstrate a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and people who live there. We ensure they have the opportunity to work individually and as part of a group to explore and extend their knowledge of the interactions between physical and human processes and explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. Every child will be able to confidently explain at least three core knowledge facts learnt from each unit. They will also demonstrate skills needed to measure, record and analyse information. Pupils will leave BPA confident, inquisitive geographers, able to discuss what it means to be a global citizen in today’s society.