At Blue Gate Fields Junior School, we develop confident geographers.
Our bespoke humanities curriculum gives our children the opportunity to learn about different countries, cultures and communities globally and historically, encouraging them to explore the similarities and differences with their own lives.
History and Geography are taught as discrete subjects so that pupils are clear about the subject-specific knowledge, skills and understanding that they are developing.
Geography learning at Blue Gate Fields Junior School promotes a curiosity about the world and the physical and human processes that shape it. Learning about other places, people and cultures supports the development of a tolerant and respectful world-view.
Geography gives all our children the opportunity to explore the richness of our world and its people. Our geography curriculum is carefully designed to bring a diverse range of cultures, people and places into the classroom through high-quality, engaging teaching and resources. It allows pupils to develop a fascination for the world they live in and the people they share it with, and to build an awareness of their responsibility as local, national and global citizens to respect our planet and the people within it.
Geography learning is enriched at our school through the use of a variety of resources, both physical and online. The children gain invaluable knowledge of their topics through educational visits to museums and develop their understanding of subjects through drama and art.
Our bespoke plans are supported by drawing upon the subject knowledge and planning from the Geographical Association, museum educator resources and consultant support. Units are planned to ensure National curriculum coverage; attention is paid to prior learning from all year groups including Key stage 1 experiences.