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Geography is a dynamic and exciting subject which explores the complex relationships between people, places and environments.  Our Geography curriculum enables children to study places and issues at a range of scales from local to global. Children’s natural curiosity about their own locality and contrasting localities in the UK and across the world, is built upon as they gain knowledge and understanding about how human and physical processes interact and change over time. Geographical skills are developed across the key stage through use of maps, atlases, globes, digital mapping and fieldwork. Fieldtrips are planned to give the children memorable experiences of geography beyond the classroom.


At BJS we:

  • inspire children to ask and answer questions about the world in which they live,
  • build a solid locational and place knowledge of the countries of the world,
  • develop a fascination of the world’s diverse places, people, resources and environments and challenge stereotyped images of people and places,
  • create strong links between Geography and other subjects, particularly SMSC,
  • raise awareness of topical global issues and encourage children to become responsible, engaged global citizens of the future.



Planning for Geography at Bilton Junior School is aligned to the requirements of the National Curriculum, using the Rising Stars Geography scheme with a focus on progression of knowledge and skills.  The teaching and learning focuses on the four key geographical strands: locational knowledge, place knowledge, human and physical geography, and geographical skills and fieldwork.

Geography is taught for 1.5 hours each fortnight with three half-termly units being taught over the year.  The units covered allow children to study geography at a local, national and global scale and build on what the children know and understand from lesson to lesson and year on year.

We recognise the importance of fieldwork in our curriculum with opportunities for learning outside of the classroom built into the planning for every year group. These engaging fieldwork investigations enhance the children’s experiences of geography and take place in our school grounds, our local area or further afield.