The Belham Curriculum:


Curriculum Intent

At The Belham, pupils develop a deep understanding of the world, their connection to others, and their impact on the environment. Studying regions in Europe, Asia, and North America teaches a knowledge and understanding of diverse places, people, resources, and environments. Pupils explore historical land use changes and the impact of human geographical factors. Pupils leave The Belham with contextual knowledge, global awareness, and the ability to compare locations worldwide, considering geographical features, climates, population, and culture.

Our Offer

Our geography curriculum aims to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with our pupils for the rest of their lives. The curriculum is designed to equip all pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments. An understanding of human and physical processes is explored and as pupils progress a deeper understanding of the interaction between these are further developed.

Each pupil has regular, timetabled Geography lessons taught by their class teacher. These sessions include a mixture of different activities designed to secure a deep contextual knowledge of globally significant places and events, an understanding of key physical and human geographical features of the world, and to develop a range of geographical skills which build incrementally over time. These activities include a combination of direct teaching, exploratory work, map reading and construction, investigation, and practical fieldwork.

How you can help at home

Any opportunity to expose your child to maps is fantastic as it enhances their knowledge of place. During walks, if you come across signs of change like falling leaves, shop transformations, or new buildings under construction, encourage them to speculate about the reasons for the change and its potential impact on the people in the area.

Progression Map