Intent of Geography
The intent of the Geography element of our school curriculum is to inspire pupils with a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. At Brookfield, we follow a skills-based approach to learning which allows children of all backgrounds to be involved in a fully inclusive, rich learning experience through hands on opportunities that are carefully planned. These skills mirror what children will experience as they grow up. Teaching should equip pupils with experiences and life skills about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable to other subjects, throughout their time at Brookfield and also to their further education and beyond. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world, as well as their place in it.
At Brookfield Infants, we provide the children with immersive topics and cross-curricular links to our writing through drama and role-play areas in our classrooms. We aim to expose the children to as much map-work, aerial photos, Google maps, globes and geographical vocabulary that matches and further develops and challenges their level of understanding so that they are able to explore and understand the effects humans have on the world and the role that they will play in the future. We are fortunate enough to be linked to a forest school and are within walking distance of many human and physical features of the local area that are yet to be explored!
Through our skills-based curriculum, we promote:
Engagement (play and exploring)
Motivation (active learning)
Thinking (creative & critical thinking)
Subject Knowledge Organisers are a summary of the key knowledge and skills that the children will be taught within this topic.