At Beacon View Primary Academy, we provide a high-quality geography education, that inspires in our pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.

Our curriculum provides our pupils with relevant, coherent, progressive knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. These essential aspects are explored through the lenses of the following geographical ‘vertical concepts’: 

Location and place  

This includes exploring where is this place?  

What are the human and physical characteristics of this place?  

What is the interaction between people and this place?  

Geographical scale  

Placing the location on a scale from local to global.  

Developing understanding of cause, effects and responses can vary in their scale.   

Discussing the similarities and differences at the different scales – local, regional, national, global.    

Making connections  

What are the connections between the human and physical worlds?  

How does one event affect another?   

It is designed in a way which supports their development as geographers, embeds core disciplinary knowledge, and the ability to approach challenging, geographically-valid questions using:  

  • Geographical skills  
  • Fieldwork enquiry  
  • Identify patterns and links  
  • Using examples and key vocabulary   

Our geography curriculum is also planned in a way which promotes the cultural capital of all our children. We enhance our curriculum by organising fieldwork opportunities, guest speakers and keeping up to date with current local and worldwide events that happen at the current time.  We use the United learning Geography Curriculum which is which is then adapted to our context; for example focusing our Rivers unit on the River Test.  

Click here to view our Geography Long-Term plan

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