At Burford Primary School, we recognise the importance of Geography to develop an understanding and respect of the world around us. We utilise geography learning opportunities to embed the school’s vision of Respect, Aspire, Achieve. We prioritise explicitly teaching skills which promoting positive well-being and developing children’s independence.
Regular planned Geography lessons are taught in classes, with class teachers making links to other subjects in a broad topic-based approach ensuring that key knowledge is taught on a rolling programme (which can be found here). Although the knowledge which children taught may be in different year groups (some will cover a topic in Year 1, 2 or 3, similarly in Year 4, 5 or 6 in Upper School) the skills which they are taught will be age appropriate (see Geography Skills Progression below). Some subjects will be taught as a whole mixed class, some may be taught in smaller groups or as year groups, depending on the content being covered. These are supported by opportunities for wider outdoor learning, both in our school grounds and vicinity, and on field trips to places further away.