At Bewick Bridge, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it. The Geography curriculum enables children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. When teaching Geography, our intent is to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and people within it. Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills.
The whole school overview ensures that there is progression throughout the school and that children are building upon knowledge learnt in previous years. The units are designed so that pupils develop knowledge and understanding of the world they live in. We recognise that within classes, there is a wide variety of abilities and teachers provide suitable learning opportunities that are matched to the needs of all children. Where possible, teaching will be supplemented with trips or visits. In Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), geography is linked to the Early Learning Goals.