Geography helps children to understand the world, its environments and places near and far, and the processes that create and affect them. It encourages a holistic appreciation of how the world works and of the interconnections between concepts such as scale, community, cultural diversity, interdependence and sustainability. Geography is a subject that contextualises and extends the possibilities for developing and applying language and mathematics, and enriches understanding of, and in, subjects from science and history to art and design.
The Geography curriculum, at Beaconside, is currently under development to ensure not only a breadth of study, that is National Curriculum compliant, but one that ensures pupils form geography schema within their long-term memories by using concepts as the basis for the schema, strengthening the schema with knowledge and further deepening connections though tasks.
The curriculum is further enriched by whole school projects such as ‘Our Planet: Problems and Solutions’ that explore relevant environmental issues and allow pupils an opportunity to be change makers.
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