Geography teaching at Bishops Down Primary School is about developing a secure understanding of our world, through experience, investigation and learning from secondary sources. Geography helps children to gain a greater understanding of the ways of life and cultures of people in other places. This will help to enable children to take responsibility for their role in society and to develop a caring attitude towards others, animals and plants in our environment.
Geography is concerned with the study of places, the human and physical processes which shape them and the people who live in them. Children study their local area and contrasting places in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. The study of the local area forms an important part of the geography taught at our school and exciting and engaging trips are planned to build upon the children's knowledge and understanding of the local area e.g. walk to the Pantiles.
At Bishops Down we plan Geography as part of our Creative Curriculum and through our Independent Learning Activities. Aims and objectives are covered through the topics as well as themed activities such as Food and fashion festival. Learning activities should be sequenced to ensure progression and continuity throughout the school.