Geography at franciscan
At Franciscan Primary School, our geography curriculum is designed to ignite our pupils' curiosity and fascination about the world and the people who inhabit it. We strive to ensure that all lessons are inquiry-based, promoting independent learning and critical thinking skills.
Through a series of engaging lessons, our pupils will investigate a diverse range of places, both within Britain and beyond its borders. These explorations will help them develop a comprehensive understanding of the Earth's physical and human processes, including the impact of human activities on the environment and the interconnectedness of people and places around the world.
At Franciscan, we are committed to providing our pupils with opportunities to delve into their local area, fostering a deeper understanding of their place within the community, appreciating the unique characteristics and cultural significance of their surroundings. This exploration of their local environment will help them develop a sense of belonging and a broader understanding of the wider world.
Our geography lessons encourage our pupils to become active participants in their learning. We encourage pupils to ask and answer relevant questions, collecting and analysing data, and drawing informed conclusions. Through investigations, discussions, fieldwork, and mapwork, pupils will progressively deepen their knowledge on a chosen topic. As they progress through the school, they will build upon their skill sets and knowledge base, developing a comprehensive understanding of geographical concepts.
Our lessons are enriched with outdoor learning opportunities, including field trips in our local area. Hands-on experiences provide our pupils with direct exposure to the natural world, allowing them to apply their classroom learning to real-world contexts. Within our lessons, we actively make connections to the wider world by discussing the Sustainable Development Goals and the UNCRC rights. This global perspective helps our pupils develop a sense of social responsibility and an understanding of the interconnectedness of global challenges and see themselves as global citizens.