Brookhouse Primary School Geography Rationale
"Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant, a great adventure with a purpose." Michael Palin.
At Brookhouse Primary School, our intent is to deliver Geography that is challenging, topical and fun. Children investigate a range of places both in the UK and abroad - to help develop their knowledge and understanding of the Earth's physical and human processes. We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate and make enquiries about their local area of Blackburn and Lancashire so that they can develop a real sense of who they are, their heritage and makes our local area unique and special.
From global warming to the impact of economic change on both global and UK communities, geography is a fascinating subject to study and we ensure that our curriculum is both challenging and constantly updated.
Through high quality teaching, we develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:
At Brookhouse we have written our own scheme of work for Geography, produced January 2020, this is a detailed and progressive series of lessons to ensure that children are appropriately challenged. This scheme of work includes:
The schemes of work can be found in the Planning star below.
Also, in order to ensure that our children have the opportunity to experience Geography outside of the classroom in an appropriately challenging situation, we have created a Fieldwork outline, which is located below within the Key Documents star located below.
Our Geography Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is carefully planned to ensure progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress.
In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods: