At Brooklands we are proud to hold the Primary Geography Quality Mark recognising our geography teaching and learning.
Through studying geography our children develop their curiosity and fascination for the world around them.
We aim for our pupils to develop and build an extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary as well as a wide understanding of the issues at the heart of the subject. Geography is taught through a variety of engaging enquiry questions such as ‘Why does it matter where our food comes from?’, ‘How can we live more sustainably?’, and ‘Why is climate change affecting the world?’. This enquiry-based approach teaches important subject knowledge and skills whilst allowing opportunities for pupils to apply specialised subject vocabulary.
As well as delivering the subject content of geography, the enquiries also make links with other subjects including reading, writing and mathematics, helping our children to acquire and develop the skills and confidence to undertake geographical enquiry, problem solving and decision making in context.
Brooklands benefits from a wealth of resources including maps, globes and aerial photographs to support geographical enquiry and we also have a wide range of books linked to each topic for research.