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Aims of the Subject 

The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils: 

• develop contextual knowledge of the location of globally significant places. 

• understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time.

Are competent in the geographical skills needed to:

• collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes

• interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

 Curriculum overview 

As children mature they become increasingly aware of their surroundings and of the character of the place where they live. Gradually, as their horizons expand, they begin to construct a picture of other places, some of which are very different to their own. At Brize Norton Primary School we believe that the study of Geography should aid pupils to make sense of their immediate and more distant environments. Children are therefore given the opportunity to attend educational visits to heighten their own geographical experiences, including visits to their own locality to enhance their studies. Television, books and the computer are incorporated within teaching to help children further to become more aware of life in other parts of the world and how it can affect and impinge on their lives. We believe that Geography should help pupils to take a definitive interest in their community and in the larger environment of which they belong (both globally and nationally.)

 What the children say 

“I like learning about the differences between our country and other places.”

“I like knowing if I go to other places there could be mountains.”

“I didn’t know there were time differences in the world!”

Topics: Key Stage 1 2017 - 18

Local Area

Topic based on local Neighbourhood Plan

Chinese New Year


Topics: Key Stage 2 2017 - 18 

Rainforests and South America

Topic based on local Neighbourhood Plan

 Topics: Key Stage 1 2016 - 17

Weather - UK and global

Using maps, compasses, keys, aerial photos and local maps

 Topics: Key Stage 2 2016 - 17


Volcanoes and earthquakes