At St Bernadette, we believe that Geography is vital to a rich and broad primary education. It helps pupils to make sense of the world around them and piques their curiosity in places and people. Plan Bee offers a sequence of lessons to help teachers ensure they have progressively covered the skills and concepts required in the National Curriculum. Our pupils learn about diverse places, people, resources and environments, with a deepening understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes and of the formation of landscapes and environments over time.
Skills covered in our Geography Curriculum:
- Geographical enquiry
- Locational and place knowledge
- Human and physical geography
- Fieldwork skills
- Map skills
- Geographical skills (eg. Asking geographical questions)
On leaving St Bernadette a successful learner in Geography will:
- Emerge with a broader understanding of the world around them.
- Allow them to look at different cultures and their values.
- Have a reinforced appreciation of British and our School values.
- Be able to discuss world issues, such as recycling, sustainability and deforestation, topics that are of significant environmental importance.
- Be able to discuss and debate the world we live in, environmental issues, their impact and what can be done to help.
- Be proactive in helping through initiatives and projects.
- Have an understanding of the make-up of the world, locating countries and discussing other cultures.
- Be able to identify human and physical geography.
- Have developed map skills along with key life skills.