Geography at Battle Hill opens pupils’ minds to the diverse world we all live in, developing a curiosity about what the world has to offer and how both the physical world and the people in it might shape their own future. Teaching equips pupils with a deep understanding of their local community, the UK, Europe and the wider world, through the knowledge of key physical and human processes and an awareness of the vast array of people, places and resources in our world.  As pupils deepen their understanding of the world, they also develop a greater emotional awareness of the connections between human and physical processes and how, at different scales, we all have a responsibility for our changing world.

We teach this in 3 stages. We develop: Locational Knowledge; Knowledge of Human and Physical features; Place knowledge. (comparison/connections)

This learning is underpinned by using a range of maps, atlases, globes, digital mapping and aerial photographs.  Also through our teaching of the skills of map reading (directional language, the compass, grid references, keys and symbols).

At Battle Hill, we use our varied local landscape for fieldwork, giving pupils the opportunity to observe, measure, record and present using sketch maps, plans, graphs and digital technology. There are also further enrichment opportunities throughout their school life through our links with schools in China, the Erasmus project and trips to the Lake District and France.

The Geography curriculum at Battle Hill Primary gives our pupils an understanding of the world and their place in it, allowing them to develop:

  • Knowledge of where places are and what they are like
  • Understanding of ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected and how much human and physical environments are interrelated
  • An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary
  • Fluency in complex geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills and use effective analytical and presentational techniques
  • Opportunities to frequently utilise fieldwork and other geographical skills and techniques
  • A real sense of curiosity to find out about the world we live in and the people who live there
  • Their ability to express well balanced opinions, rooted in good knowledge and understanding about current and contemporary issues in society and the environment