The approach to geography teaching, at Bowlee Park, is taught in a similar vein to history. We teach geography through topics; teaching knowledge using both first hand experiences and creative resources to provide children with a secure level of understanding of the world. But also, linking their geographical skills to other areas of the curriculum and their everyday life to highlight the relevance of these skills.
We build on geographical knowledge; learning about our country and the world around us, from capital city facts to international trade links. Our geography topics are chosen to develop knowledge of our world, of physical and human geography and to develop map skills.
Children at our school enjoy the practical side of geography, including learning to use maps and compasses. This is taught in a variety of ways: through residential trips, using Beebots, orienteering and utilising our school grounds.