Geography at Bransty

We understand that in this ever-changing world, nothing changes more than Geography. Geography makes neighbours of us all and it is our task to inspire our children with a desire to explore the wonders of our fabulous world.

Here at Bransty, we believe that a high-quality geography education should arouse in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our teaching should equip pupils with 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. As our pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the frameworks and approaches that explain how the Earth’s features at different scales are shaped, interconnected and change over time. In EYFS, learning focuses on drawing children’s attention to their immediate environment, introducing and modelling vocabulary. Children become familiar with the human and natural features of their local environment and begin to recognise and draw these features on maps. They will recognise some environments that are different to the ones in which they live.

Teaching and learning in Geography in Key Stages 1 and 2 is based on the CUSP materials ensuring that progression and sequencing are tight, fieldwork opportunities are provided, including local trips and residentials, and children have a well-rounded geography education by the end of Year 6.