Geography

Geography

Intent

At Broadwindsor School it is our intent that all children should work as young Geographers to build on their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live.  They will do this by asking questions and applying their geographical knowledge, skills and processes to find, organise, select, analysis and interpret primary and secondary sources of information.

When our Young Geographers leave Broadwindsor School we aim for them to have…

  • An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like.
  • An excellent understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated.
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
  • Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques.
  • The ability to reach clear conclusions and develop a reasoned argument to explain findings.
  • Significant levels of originality, imagination or creativity as shown in interpretations and representations of the subject matter.
  • Highly developed and frequently utilised fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques.
  • A passion for and commitment to the subject, and a real sense of curiosity to find out about the world and the people who live there.
  • The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment.

Implementation

Our young geographers are taught and inspired by the high quality teaching of our ambitious, knowledge rich curriculum.  This curriculum is designed for all children to access and is taught through an enquiry based, topic approach where children are given opportunities to use their geographical skills to answer the key topic questions. Every year groups’ learning builds upon the geographical knowledge and skills they have learnt previously.

Impact

We see the impact of our ambitious, knowledge rich curriculum though discussions as a staff, regular assessment of the children’s work and discussions with pupils, listening to pupil voice.  It is our hope that all children in the school will be able to speak confidently about their geography learning, skills and knowledge.