As geographers we aim to develop children’s subject skills and understanding by inspiring and igniting their curiosity about local geography and that of the wider world. We aspire to create individuals who are respectful, sensitive and accepting of the world and others.
The curriculum has been developed to be broad and balanced so that the children are exposed to experiences they wouldn’t otherwise have access to. We do this by using primary sources such as field trips that are closely linked to topics taught in Geography and also across the wider curriculum. Secondary sources such as; maps (digital and physical), atlases, globes, photographs and books are also used to develop their understanding of the wider world.
Through the curriculum we are creating opportunities for children to access their local area and wider community to promote an awareness of their place in Audley, Blackburn, Great Britain and in the wider world. This is done through a carefully planned curriculum, relevant to both the needs and interests of our children. This helps children to understand their locality in relation to the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Our curriculum is chronological so that each year builds on the knowledge and skills from previous years. The teaching of geography gives children the opportunity to learn about people and cultures, current world affairs and knowledge about weather and climate. Our geographers are taught to communicate and demonstrate their understanding in a variety of ways using the knowledge, skills and vocabulary they have acquired throughout the curriculum.