GEOGRAPHY

At Bishop Bridgeman, the geography curriculum has clear endpoints that state the knowledge and skills that pupils will gain at each stage of their learning. When sequencing the curriculum, leaders have considered prior learning and typical gaps so that pupils gain sufficient knowledge and skills cumulatively. By doing this, it enables children to build on knowledge and skills learnt through Early Years and Key Stage 1 and apply and add to those in Key Stage 2. This allows children to know more, remember more and be able to access more.

 

Geography provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live and how it has evolved, both naturally and through humans. Geography also explores the relationship between the earth and its people.

 
Throughout our Geography curriculum, we offer opportunities for pupils to:
 

  • Provoke and answer questions about the natural and human worlds, using different scales of enquiry to view them from different perspectives. 

  • Develop knowledge of places and environments throughout the world and an understanding of maps. 

  • Develop a range of investigative and problem-solving skills both inside and outside the classroom.

  • Gain skills and experiences, readying pupils for adult life and employment.

  • Focus within the curriculum for understanding and resolving issues about the environment and sustainable development. It is a link between the natural and social sciences.

  • Study both physical and man-made geography of different societies and cultures.

  • Become inspired and think about their own place in the world, their rights and responsibilities to other people and the environment.

 

Geographical concepts are threaded throughout our geography curriculum and revisited throughout the units of work that pupils will study whilst at Bishop Bridgeman. This allows pupils to embed these key concepts in their long-term memory and apply them fluently. 

The 7 key concepts we ensure our children understand are:

  • Space

  • Place

  • Environment

  • Cultural

  • Sustainability

  • Process

  • Interdependence

GEOGRAPHY UNITS

Please click on the links below to view the geography unit overviews for the different year groups.

YEAR 1

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AUSTRALIA

GREAT LEVER

YEAR 2

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BLACKPOOL

YEAR 3

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THE LAKE DISTRICT

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YEAR 4

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Mexico

THE BRITISH ISLES

YEAR 5

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YEAR 6

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THE GRAND CANYON

GEOGRAPHY UNITS

Bishop Bridgeman World Map

We start all of our Geography units by exploring our School World Map. The map shows all of the units we study in Geography, where they are in the world and key knowledge about those locations - have an explore yourself!

WHOLE SCHOOL OVERVIEW

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GEOGRAPHY