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At Blessed John Duckett RC Primary School, it is our intention to provide a geography curriculum:


  • That inspires in children a curiosity and fascination and instil a sense of awe and wonder, about the world and its people in order to broaden aspirations and horizons.
  • For children to know that Geography is the study of places, people, resources and natural and human environments and processes.
  • Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills.
  • Children will begin by looking at their immediate environment, progressing to their local area, the UK and finally the wider world.  Learning will be sequential to ensure that children’s knowledge and skills are remembered and built upon.
  • As Geographers, children will ask and answer questions and develop a deeper understanding of the world around them.
  • They will be able to use sources effectively to collect, analyse and communicate data.  These sources will include maps, photographs, satellite imagery and fieldwork
  • As Geographers, children will be able to carry out research and communicate their findings in a variety of ways, including using IT.
  • Children will develop a range of investigation and problem-solving skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can be used to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; helping children to make links.
  • Every opportunity is provided to enhance children’s experiences both in and outside the classroom, by way of outdoor learning, local fieldwork, community links, trips and residential stays.
  • Themed home learning tasks are designed to encourage and deepen children’s own knowledge and interests.
  • We make the most of our geographically rich, rural location to develop children’s appreciation of where they live.
  • Our curriculum is tailored to the diverse needs of our children.  
  • We provide an enhanced curriculum which goes beyond the classroom.

BJD Geography Policy

BJD Geography Long Term Plan