“Geography explains the past, illuminates the present and prepares us for the future. What could be more important than that?”
By the end of a child’s journey at Beanfield, they will have experienced a broad range of activities, thus acquiring a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. Our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people; resources in the environment; physical and human processes; formation and use of landscapes and the impact of human involvement on the environment. We want children to enjoy and love learning about geography by gaining knowledge and skills, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
Geography lessons are linked to the wider topic for each year group, for example Journey Down the Nile in Year 1, Around the World in 80 Ways in Year 3 or Natural Disasters in Year 6. Sequences of lesson build up over several weeks to enable children to develop their knowledge and skills in a logical way. Children are given the opportunity to develop their interest in the subject through the study of physical geography, human geography and the environment. Lessons include activities which will develop skills in map reading, collection of data and measurement. Children are encouraged where possible to make first hand observations and to look critically at sources of information and their understanding is developed through visits which enrich their understanding for example walks around our school environments and local community, Sywell Country Park and Hunstanton