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Geography at Barden


Geography curriculum intent


At Barden we offer children a high quality Geography curriculum, giving them a sense of place – both where they live and in the wider world. They learn about what our local area in Burnley has to offer and compare and contrast that to places in the rest of the UK, Europe and beyond. We aim to inspire curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives. Our geography curriculum reflects the diversity of our school, ensuring our children learn about a variety of places, people, resources and natural and human environments. They also develop a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

Wherever possible, our geography curriculum is enhanced by trips and visitors, as these bring the curriculum alive to our children and create lifelong memorable experiences. We are also committed to outdoor learning opportunities whenever we can. Fieldwork is a vital part of our geography offer and we place a lot of emphasis on this.

All pupils will be encouraged to ask questions, think critically and develop their own sense of perspective of the world. By deepening our children’s knowledge of geography, we will help them to understand how the world has grown and changed over time, the diversity of people’s lives and the possibility for us to live sustainability for the future.




Useful Website links for children and parents:


BBC Bitesize Geography

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 appropriate website for Geography curriculum coverage.




Espresso provide Geography videos and activities - pupils can log in through their DB Primary class page.




Digimap for Schools is an online mapping service Barden subscribes to. It is used to provide easy access to a range of current and historical                    Ordnance  Survey maps and aerial photography.                                                    Logins can be provided to pupils if needed.



The Geographical Association (GA) is the leading subject association for teachers of Geography.

This award winning resources supports teaching and learning in Geography across the school.


 Fun Geography games and quizzes for children!




A useful, child friendly website to help children with:

- Understanding scale

- Testing grid reference skills

- Understanding map symbols

- Compass and direction