At Blagdon Primary, Geography is organised in 3 large topics across the 6 terms each year, alternating with History. Geography is taught discreetly with the opportunity to explore key facts and knowledge along with cross-curricular elements when appropriate. There are many engaging activities to excite and inspire our children, with themed days, visits and visitors adding to the whole experience where relevant. These include visiting our beautiful local area such as Blagdon Lake or to try out fieldwork techniques. Visits to us have included ones from Blagdon History Society to show us census information as part of learning about migration and changes to the village over time. We also ensure a good range of high quality texts are available to children on each topic for enjoyment or for research.
In addition to learning about a topic in one-half term, in depth, the topic is then revisited as ‘Topic 20’ in the next half-term, or we study something closely related. Topic 20 allows children in KS1 to revisit and deepen their understanding by having the opportunity to remember and apply their learning in a different way. The children will do this using short burst lessons, at least 2 or 3 times in a week. In KS2 this is also the focus, however the children have the opportunity to write at length on a range of subjects and with depth about their topic and explore areas of interest to them as a class, enabling them to excel.
Geography Curriculum Intent
Geography Disciplinary and Substantive Concepts