Geography at Bournville begins in EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) as children explore and ask questions about the world around them, making sense of their immediate environments. Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments so it is crucial that we start within the local area and then explore further afield so pupils have a sense of where they belong and can make links and compare life in this area with that of other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world.
They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation, analysis and problem-solving, both inside and outside the classroom. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of human geography, children gain an appreciation of life in other cultures. Geography teaching also motivates children to find out about the physical world and enables them to recognise the importance of sustainable development for the future of humankind. The geography curriculum also promotes key British values so our children have exposure to a wide experience of local and global learning. It provides opportunities for developing respect and tolerance when embracing differences within the world we live.
Aims and objectives:
- To fulfil the requirements of the national curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage.
- To inspire pupils when learning about the world in which they live, stimulating their curiosity.
- To obtain geographical knowledge, understanding and skills including fieldwork.
- To provide pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments.
- To develop a growing knowledge about the world to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments