At Briary School our aim is for children to make sense of their world and to develop a connection with and understanding of the world and their place within it. Experiencing an enquiry approach to their geography learning, children will build on their geographical knowledge and skills each year as they learn about resources in the environment, physical and human processes and formation and use of landscapes. They will interpret and communicate geographical information using maps, globes and aerial photographs in their own investigations.
We promote the importance of having an awareness of the world and this begins in Early Years. Through investigating real places and the lives of those who live somewhere else; children will widen their horizons and build positive attitudes to people in their own environment, nationally and around the world. We aim for Briary children to become citizens who value diversity in places, environments and cultures.
Our Geography teaching is built around regular fieldwork and practical tasks which motivates and inspires children. Children have opportunities to explore and become familiar with their own locality which is crucial for them to make connections with those in contrasting places.