At Bentley West Primary School, we understand the relevance and significance of geography, allowing children to understand the local environment of Bentley and the rest of the world. Therefore, we encourage children to think hard as geographers, develop a broad knowledge of the world and prepare them for their journey through education and beyond. 

We aim for all Bentley West geographers to:

So that each pupil:

Our geography curriculum is divided into three concepts. These concepts are the ‘big ideas’ in geography and travel through the curriculum, being built upon, progressively, year upon year as our children move through the school. We aim to link these 'big ideas' of geography to children's future careers opportunities too. 

The concepts are as follows:

Geographical Skills and Fieldwork
Human and Physical Geography
Locational Knowledge & Place Knowledge

We are passionate at Bentley West to ensure reading is at the heart of our curriculum. Your child will enjoy many texts during their English lessons however, we enrich our wider curriculum and topics with books and stories to promote reading for purpose and pleasure. Should you wish to look for books relating to your child's geography topic, please click the help link below. 

If you would like any further information on our geography curriculum, please contact the school and ask to speak to Miss E Casewell, our geography subject leader.