At Scott Broadwood we aim to deliver a high-quality geography education which inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world around them and it’s people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Through our learning enquiries, we equip children with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. A growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments. We aim to provide children with experiences which enable them to develop as geographers, using maps and including fieldwork opportunities during our outdoor learning and exploration of environmental issues, linking our learning to continuing learning around sustainability. We believe this will support the moral and social responsibility we would like to foster in our children in order for them to care about the environment and build a sense of awe and wonder about the world.
Geography based learning inquiries are planned in each year group to develop breadth and depth in the progression of geographical skills. At Scott Broadwood we ensure that geographical knowledge and skills are gained through ‘real-life’ experiences. For example, using the local area to follow maps in Key Stage 1. Trips and visiting experts enhance the learning experiences and geography is taught in discrete lessons.
Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. At Scott Broadwood our children are expert geographers who enjoy carrying out fieldwork opportunities and locality studies. They are able to consider the moral, social and cultural aspects of their studies in geography, and to encourage a sense of awe and wonder about the world. We believe that geography can foster a sense of responsibility for our environment and that our pupils leave Scott Broadwood equipped to think about the diversity of our environment and the contribution they could make towards its sustainability.