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.
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 fortunate to have a wide variety of resources that the children can use to develop their key geographical skills, for example atlases, 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, as well as using data collection and surveys to further inform our understanding.
In Geography we focus on a range of political and environmental issues that have an impact on both our local area and wider context, example of these include pollution in the local area and over-fishing in the coral reef. We teach political advocacy through a variety of teaching activities, debates, surveys and conducting our own research.
Please find the progression map for Geography at Bevington below. This map details the skills and knowledge pupils are taught in each year through the school.