'We are Explorers'
"The study of geography is about more than just memorizing places on a map. It's about understanding the complexity of our world, appreciating the diversity of cultures that exists across continents. And in the end, it's about using all that knowledge to help bridge divides and bring people together."
Why should we learn about Geography?
Geography is a focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is also an important link between the natural and social sciences. As pupils study geography, they encounter different societies and cultures. This helps them realise how nations rely on each other. It can inspire them to think about their own place in the world, their values, and their rights and responsibilities to other people and their environments.
How will it help children in later life?
Geography gives children a sense of identity. It both provokes and answers questions about the natural world. It develops knowledge of places and environments throughout the world, an understanding of maps, and a range of investigative and problem solving skills both inside and outside the classroom. As such, it prepares pupils for adult life and employment.
What can our children expect?
Our children can expect a curriculum that is packed full of knowledge, investigation and wonder. The children will consider how West Derby, Liverpool, the UK, Europe and other areas of the world cope with changes. We become city detectives, travel agents, campaigners and sculptors.
As well as our exciting day to day Geography teaching and learning we also offer a range of enrichment opportunities to make learning meaningful. As part of their studies, our children have:
Local area studies of both West Derby and Liverpool reinforce our own local knowledge and identity.
What can our parents expect?
We need your support to make learning memorable. See the list below for some of the things you can do to help:
How we teach.
Our BPJS Geography curriculum ensures a broad and balanced approach that builds on expectations of the National Curriculum (2014). We build upon this with a bespoke long-term plan to teach exciting lessons. We aim to create a passion for geography which develops their sense of curiosity about their place in the world and their understanding of how they can make a difference now for their future.
We plan for the development and progression of skills to ensure our children are making progress. Please see the long term curriculum overview and examples of what we teach within year group curriculum bulletins. (follow the links on page 1).
Differentiation is key to delivering an effective and inclusive curriculum. All pupils' starting points are considered and activities and work is matched to ensure pupils reach their full potential, whilst supporting the child's learning. Adult support, a range of activities, equipment and resources can enable children of all abilities to access learning.
Our school will ensure that: