Geography is a key part of the Curriculum as it forms the backbone of our topic based curriculum which runs throughout the school. At Bevington, geography allows the children to develop their understanding of locational knowledge, place knowledge and understand human and physical geography. Through outstanding teaching, children are encouraged to ask and answer questions about the world around them. As a school, we have children from all over the world, so Geography helps them to understand and celebrate different societies as well as cultures. This happens not only in the classroom, but also through whole school events such as international day.
Field work is a great opportunity for children to use and apply their geographical knowledge and skills. Geography at Bevington encourages the children to explore the local and wider area. Children are able to develop their research skills outside of the classroom and study changes over time in an area they know well. It is an exciting opportunity to make geography come to life!
Each lesson has a practical element, which allows learning to be engaging and fun. We are lucky to have lots of resources that the children can use to develop their key geographical skills, for example ariel and street view photos, a range of maps and symbols, a weather meter and compasses.
Trips and Experiences
At Bevington we are able to incorporate many trips and immersive experiences, which help bring the curriculum to life. For example, we have explored the river systems at The Thames and spent time looking at the physical and human features of our local markets.
Through using the scrapbooks to document topic work, children are able to take complete ownership of their learning and it has developed a greater sense of pride in their work. The use of scrapbooks has allowed each child’s work to be unique and displays the best of each child’s learning.