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The Geography curriculum at primary level enables children to gain knowledge and understanding of the world, its environments, places near and far, as well as the processes that create and affect them.

It supports the development of understanding between people around the world, making children regard themselves as global citizens, with an awareness of current world events. A fundamental role of Geography at Bilton Grange Primary School is to enable children to take on the role as a Geographer: exploring, discovering and beginning to make sense of the world around them, providing the necessary cultural capital to become global citizens with an awareness of current world events.

Geography is an enquiry led subject that seeks answers to fundamental questions such as:

  • Where is this place?
  • What is it like?
  • How and why is it changing?
  • How does this place compare to other places?
  • How and why are places connected?

Geography is a dynamic subject because the world, and our understanding of it is continually changing.

At Bilton Grange Primary School we believe it is imperative that a geographer doesn’t just answer questions but also asks and debates them. This will enable children to ‘know more and remember more’ by questioning and discussing:

  • What could/should the world look like in the future?
  • What can we do to influence change?

At Bilton Grange Primary School, we have a cross curricular approach that is knowledge rich, carefully building upon the child’s previous knowledge.

Our approach is underpinned by the four curriculum drivers that are at the heart of everything we do.

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Creative Arts
  • Community

A balance of activities will provide to help and support the learning of fundamental British values.

These also support the provision for personal development and enhance children’s cultural capital within geography.

As a school we believe that children should learn about geography in a way that inspires their curiosity to know more about the world around them. To learn about a wide range of places and societies and appreciate diversity of people and their backgrounds.

The following quote represents the ethos of our school:

British Values and Cultural Capital

“Geography education encourages pupils to explore how places have been changed by the contexts and processes that have shaped them. It helps them to understand the complex ways in which communities and societies are linked and to appreciate the diversity of people’s backgrounds. Geography also helps pupils to understand society better. Appreciating diversity encourages positive relationships and shows values. It promotes tolerance and partnership, within local and wider communities.”

Geographical Association

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Curriculum Sequence 

Geography Provision Map