Geography at Balksbury Federation promotes a curiosity about the world and its people. Through a carefully planned curriculum, our aim is to equip children with the key skills they need to succeed as geographers on their journey from Year R to Year 6.
Children start their geography journey in Year R learning key positional language and basic map skills and end Year 6 with the ability to carry out their own geographical investigations and with a breadth of locational and place knowledge.
We are proud to say that geography lessons at Balksbury Federation are exciting and are always planned around the current interests of the children. We ensure that children have the opportunity to access the outdoors, particularly when taking part in fieldwork, and develop a respect and interest for the natural world. Our curriculum ensures that key skills are built upon topic after topic and year after year. By the time children leave our federation we hope they achieve a lifelong love of geography, our world and everything in it.
Teaching Safeguarding and Wellbeing Through Geography
- Develop resilience and perseverance to keep trying and applying knowledge through practise.
- Increase own self-esteem and achieve a personal best by not comparing themselves to others.
- Develop a sense of responsibility and understand the impact of humans on the environment, for example, climate change.
- Develop an awareness of the natural world and be observant and mindful in the outdoors.
- Recognise the risks associated with some aspects of the physical environment and respond to those risks.
- Tackle stereo types, listen to the views of others and recognise how different cultures interact with the world.
- Be able to plan a course safely using maps and compasses, knowing how to get to a destination safely.