At Britannia Education Trust, we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater knowledge of the world, and understand their place within it. The geography curriculum seeks to enable children to develop knowledge and skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can and are used to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development linked to the school’s Qualities for Life.
Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. It is our goal to base our research as much as possible on using the resources around us. Docklands, Epping Forest and local village and coastal areas of Essex provide a rich backdrop in which to examine, compare and explore in order to secure our children's knowledge and understanding of key geological principles of the curriculum.
Children, using the KWL strategy (What I know, What I Want to know, and What I have Learned), employ this approach to underpin their prior knowledge while providing opportunities for the children’s questions about the theme to be explored and addressed.
We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives, equipping them well for further education and beyond.