Geography Intent Statement
We believe that teaching geography fosters the development of a global perspective, through which children can gain an understanding of how their local environment and the city of Bristol is connected to people and places throughout the world. Through the study of physical processes, natural features and human geography, we aim to inspire a sense of awe, curiosity and responsibility so that children regard themselves as global citizens and custodians. Our enquiring-led approach supports the development of investigative skills and thus geography is a context for developing a range of skills and concepts that underpin many other curriculum subjects.
Confident learners: Children engage confidently in geographical enquiry. They can compose their own lines of enquiry to research and investigate their local environment and environments across the globe, drawing their own conclusions based on accumulated evidence. They develop and confidently apply a range of fieldwork skills (including collecting and interpreting data) to experience geography first hand and develop a range of navigational skills to orient themselves in a location.
Creative learners: Children are encouraged to think creatively about the world around them; to pursue enquiry questions that are of interest and relevant to them. They are given agency to express and present their acquired knowledge in innovative ways which supports their interest and confidence levels. Children are encouraged to use problem-solving skills and collaboration to engage with topical issues and physical processes impacting upon environments.
Curious learners: Children are given opportunities and time to follow their own curiosities and personalise their study. Children and parents are encouraged to share their lived experience of different places in a way which enriches the curriculum, inspires curiosity and celebrates the diversity of the school community.