Statement of Intent: Geography

The teaching of Geography at Burhill aims to inspire curiosity and understanding of the world around us and the people within it. Through local fieldwork, pupils develop a deep respect for their changing environment and their own personal safety. They confidently communicate geographical understanding of key physical and human features as well as contextual knowledge of significant places, providing a strong base to understand interdependence and change over time.

Geography is taught discretely, with meaningful links to all other areas such as forest schools (outdoor learning) and maths. Pupils become responsible for their own learning through open ended challenges and contextual activities. Pupils work collaboratively and supportively to challenge all pupils to meet and exceed their potential.  By following pupil lines of enquiry, pupils have ownership of their learning, developing confidence and focus.

Children are competent in the geographical skills needed to: collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes. They can interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Children will be able to communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps, numerical and quantitative skills and writing at length.

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