Geography at Bewdley Primary School - Statement of Intent
It is our intent for the Geography element of our school curriculum to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world, and the people, around us and distant places. We have a wealth of opportunities to explore local Geography, including the river, fields, forests, Bewdley town and our own Forest School.
At Bewdley Primary School, we equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. Pupils will also have opportunities to gain a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
We want our children to gain confidence and practical experiences of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
- develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places – both terrestrial and marine – including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
- understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
- are competent in the geographical skills needed to;
- collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
- interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.
The progression of skills and knowledge in Geography is attached below.