Geography Cultural Capital
Our understanding of ‘knowledge and cultural capital’ is derived from the following wording in the national curriculum:
‘It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
Ofsted School Inspection Handbook 2019
What is Cultural Capital at Blackrod for Geography?
At Blackrod, Cultural Capital is seen in the way we incorporate our drivers of Possibilities, Environment, Community and Well-Being, into all of our areas of learning and by striving to provide the children the opportunities to experience and develop understanding of different cultural genres which may not be readily accessible to them outside of School.
Geography helps children to understand the world we live in. Geography is important as it provides us with knowledge of our planet that has helped shape our history and will continue to shape our lives in the future. It helps children make informed decisions for both our planet and its inhabitants, viewed from different perspectives. Geographers develop their knowledge of places and environments, as well as their understanding of the diversity of different societies and cultures. This helps them to become responsible global citizens who understand how people and environments interact
In Geography we seek to set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs through engagement and stimulation of their curiosity and imaginations. We aim to meet the child’s personal needs by developing geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through exploring places and themes.
The children receive learning enhancements such as educational visits, speakers, workshops etc. whilst engaging with the local community and their environment on targeted projects, they are able to develop a stronger sense of identity and become educated citizens who learn from the events, people, ideas they learn on targeted projects, they are able to develop a stronger sense of identity and become educated citizens who learn from the events, people, ideas they study.
BPS’s Geography Cultural Capital offer includes:
- A progressive vocabulary overview
- Geography books key stage reading area enhancements ●
- Age appropriate globes, map books and atlases in each class.
- Curriculum displays maps in every classroom
- Geography project provision resources
- Termly projects loans in classroom provision
- School trips –
Village walks for mapping skills
Sea Life – human impact and climate areas ●
- Enhancement days and assemblies–
Orienteering and site mapping.